secondary lysosomes

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sec·on·dar·y ly·so·somes

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.
Several forms of secondary digestive vacuoles were recognized in these cells.