crinophagy

crin·oph·a·gy

(krin-of'ă-jē),
Disposal of excess secretory granules by lysosomes.

crinophagy

/crin·oph·a·gy/ (krin-of´ah-je) the intracytoplasmic digestion of the contents (peptides, proteins) of secretory vacuoles, after the vacuoles fuse with lysosomes.

crin·oph·a·gy

(krin-of'ă-jē)
Disposal of excess secretory granules by lysosomes.

crinophagy

a process in which excessive amounts of hormone are fused with lysozymes to degrade the hormone.
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The degenerative alterations were characterized by sparse and degraded organelles, increased number of secondary lysosomes or lysosomal residuals, frequently appearing crinophagy, lyric or pyknotic nuclei, and disrupted cell membranes and cellular structures (Figures 2-5).