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