Digestive vacuole | definition of digestive vacuole by Medical dictionary
secondary lysosomes (redirected from digestive vacuole)
lysosomes in which lysis takes place, owing to the activity of hydrolytic enzymes; they are believed to eventually become residual bodies.
sec·on·dar·y ly·so·somes (sek'ŏn-dar-ē lī'sō-sōmz)
Lysosomes in which lysis takes place, owing to the activity of hydrolytic enzymes; they are believed to eventually become residual bodies.
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Malaria carries out the first stages of digestion inside a specialised compartment called the digestive vacuole
- this can be considered to be like a stomach.
When the APC ingests a foreign Listeria and tries to kill it, ingested Listeria secretes this enzyme, which opens a hole in the wall of the digestive vacuole
and allows the bacterium to escape into the cytoplasm.
Several forms of secondary digestive vacuoles
were recognized in these cells.