endocytic vacuole

endocytic vacuole

[¦en·də¦sīd·ik ′vak·yə‚wōl]
(cell and molecular biology)
A membrane-bound cellular organelle containing extracellular particles engulfed by the mechanisms of endocytosis.
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When a macrophage is stimulated, it modifies its adhesion property, its endocytic rates, and its fusion with endocytic vacuoles (Cunnigham and Kuhn, 1980), improving its phagocytic rate and microbicidal activity (Anosa et al.