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Related to intracellular digestion: intercellular digestion
digestion within the boundaries of a cell, such as occurs in protozoa and phagocytes.
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The consumption and chemical degradation of materials ingested by cells (e.g., bacteria, viruses, or large molecules) within vacuoles in the cytoplasm.
See also: digestion
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