phagolysosome phag·o·ly·so·some (fāg’ə-lī’sə-sōm’)
A cellular body that is formed by the union of a phagosome or an ingested particle with a lysosome that contains hydrolytic enzymes.
[fag-uh-sahy-toh-sis] /ˌfæg ə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs/ noun 1. Physiology. the ingestion of a smaller cell or cell fragment, a microorganism, or foreign particles by means of the local infolding of a cell’s membrane and the protrusion of its cytoplasm around the fold until the material has been surrounded and engulfed by closure of the membrane and […]
/ˌfæɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə/ noun 1. a compulsive desire to eat noun a passion for food, eating Word Origin Greek phago ‘to eat’
noun a fear of food, eating Word Origin Greek phago ‘to eat’
[fag-uh-sohm] /ˈfæg əˌsoʊm/ noun 1. a vacuole within a phagocyte that contains bacteria or other ingested particles and that becomes fused with a lysosome. phagosome phag·o·some (fāg’ə-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.