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autolysosome(ot″ŏ-lī′sŏ-sōm″) [ auto- + lysosome]
Any of the lysosomes that enable digestion of injured portions of the cell in which they are located.
a vacuolar element of the lysosome system of cells to which hydrolases have been added by fusion with lysosomes.
participate in the formation of cytosegresome formations in the liver when damaged hepatocytes are surrounded by an isolating membrane.