Zymogen granule | definition of zymogen granule by Medical dictionary
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secretory granule in pancreatic acinar cells.
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
zymogen granule a cytoplasmic particle surrounded by a membrane formed by the GOLGI APPARATUS. It stores and secretes zymogen.
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Semisulcatus, with the appearance of numerous zymogen granules
in the F-cells corresponding to a maximal rate of enzyme discharge into the tubule lumen.
Electrodensed zymogen granules
were abundant in Oreochromis niloticus.
Transport to condensing vacuoles and zymogen granules
Hence these cells are producing zymogen granules
that may contain aminopeptidase.