zymogen granule


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zy·mo·gen gran·ule

secretory granule in pancreatic acinar cells.

zymogen granule

A granule present in gland cells, esp. the secretory cells of the pancreas, the chief cells of the gastric glands, and the serous cells of the salivary glands. It is the precursor of the enzyme secreted.
Synonym: secretory granule
See also: granule

zymogen granule

a cytoplasmic particle surrounded by a membrane formed by the GOLGI APPARATUS. It stores and secretes zymogen.
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Hence these cells are producing zymogen granules that may contain aminopeptidase.