secondary lysosome


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secondary lysosome

n.
A lysosome formed by the combination of a primary lysosome and a phagosome or pinosome and in which lysis takes place through the activity of hydrolytic enzymes.
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A striking microscopic feature of stingray alkaline gland epithelial cells was large secondary lysosomes that imparted a dark green-black color to the gland and were distinctive in unstained tissue sections.

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