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phagosome

[ fag-uh-sohm ]
/ ˈfæg əˌsoʊm /
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noun
a vacuole within a phagocyte that contains bacteria or other ingested particles and that becomes fused with a lysosome.
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Origin of phagosome

First recorded in 1955–60; phago- + -some3
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