intracellular digestion


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in·tra·cel·lu·lar di·ges·tion

digestion within the boundaries of a cell, such as occurs in protozoa and phagocytes.

intracellular digestion

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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