heterophagy

heterophagy

 [het″er-of´ah-je]
the taking into a cell of exogenous material by phagocytosis or pinocytosis and the digestion of the ingested material after fusion of the newly formed vacuole with a lysosome.

het·er·oph·a·gy

(het'ĕr-of'ă-jē),
Digestion within a cell of an exogenous substance phagocytosed from the cell's environment.
[hetero- + G. phagō, to eat]

heterophagy

/het·er·oph·a·gy/ (het″er-of´ah-je) the taking into a cell of exogenous material by phagocytosis or pinocytosis and the digestion of the ingested material after fusion of the newly formed vacuole with a lysosome.

het·er·oph·a·gy

(het'ĕr-of'ă-jē)
Digestion within a cell of a substance phagocytized from outside itself.
[hetero- + G. phagō, to eat]

heterophagy

the taking into a cell of exogenous material by phagocytosis or pinocytosis and the digestion of the ingested material after fusion of the newly formed vacuole with a lysosome.