name: merozoite dense granule
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def: "Electron-dense organelle with a granular internal matrix found throughout the merozoite life cycle stage of apicomplexan parasites; contains proteins destined to be secreted into the parasitophorous vacuole following parasite invasion of a host cell." [GOC:mb, GOC:mtg_sensu]
synonym: "dense body" RELATED 
is_a: GO:0031410 ! cytoplasmic vesicle
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