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Intracellular digestion

A form of digestion wherein the breaking down of materials into smaller components takes place inside the cell.
In intracellular digestion, the materials or food particles are taken into the cell to be digested. Lysosomes and food vacuoles are responsible for this process.
Word origin: intracellular + digestion
Synonym: cellular digestion
Compare: extracellular digestion

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