phagosome

[ fag-uh-sohm ]
/ ˈfæg əˌsoʊm /

noun

a vacuole within a phagocyte that contains bacteria or other ingested particles and that becomes fused with a lysosome.

Origin of phagosome

First recorded in 1955–60; phago- + -some3
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Medicine definitions for phagosome

phagosome

[ făgə-sōm′ ]

n.

A membrane-bound vesicle formed in a cell by an inward folding of the cell membrane to hold foreign matter taken into the cell by phagocytosis.
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