TITLE

phagosome

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1650
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term phagosome is presented. The term refers to a membrane-bound vacuole inside a phagocyte that contains material waiting to be digested. The process of digestion is facilitated by the fusion of the vacuole with the lysosome. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21240477

 

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