primary lysosome

primary lysosome

n.
A cytoplasmic body that is produced at the Golgi complex where hydrolytic enzymes are incorporated.
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As has been suggested regarding lysosomal inclusions in other cells, (9) the site of crystallization in this instance may be another cellular compartment, prior to its fusion with a primary lysosome. Alternatively, the crystalloid structures could be in the process of degradation within the lysosomes.
Small highly electron-dense granules presumed to be primary lysosomes were increased in number in the older thyroids of 5-6 years.
Small round dense secretory bodies presumed to be primary lysosomes were interspersed amongst profiles of mitochondria.
Electron microscopy revealed scattered primary lysosomes in the cytoplasm of the leukemic cells, confirming their myeloid lineage.

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