Definition of autophagosome in English:

autophagosome

noun

Biology
  • A vacuole formed around a portion of the cytoplasm of a cell, as the first stage in the lysosomal digestion of the contents.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Cell Biology. From auto- + phagosome, after autophagic, autophagy.

Pronunciation

autophagosome

/ˌɔːtəˈfeɪɡəsəʊm//ˌɔːtəˈfaɡəsəʊm/