phagocytic vacuole


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phagocytic vacuole

[¦fag·ə¦sid·ik ′vak·yə‚wōl]
(cell and molecular biology)
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Neutrophils are "prepacked" with multiple types of granules that fuse with phagocytic vacuoles to facilitate pathogens destruction.
Multiplication of Shigella flexneri within HeLa cells: lysis of the phagocytic vacuole and plasmid-mediated contact hemolysis.
Particularly in large cells, the nucleus is displaced toward the periphery of the cell by the phagocytic vacuoles. While they can resemble compartment cells, macrophage-like cells have a greater heterogeneity in the size, shape, and content of their vesicles.