phago·cy·tose verb \-sə-ˌtōs, -sī-, -ˌtōz\
Origin of PHAGOCYTOSE
back-formation from phagocytosis
First Known Use: 1905
phago·cy·tose transitive verb \-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\ (Medical Dictionary)
: to consume by phagocytosis
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