from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A membrane-bound vesicle found in a cell by an inward folding of the cell membrane to hold foreign matter taken into the cell by phagocytosis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A membrane-bound vacuole within a cell containing foreign material captured by phagocytosis.
phago- + -some (Wiktionary)