phagocytose


phago·cy·tose

transitive verb \-sə-ˌtōs, -sī-, -ˌtōz\
phago·cy·tosedphago·cy·tos·ing

Definition of PHAGOCYTOSE

:  to consume by phagocytosis

Origin of PHAGOCYTOSE

back-formation from phagocytosis
First Known Use: 1912

phago·cy·tose

transitive verb \-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\   (Medical Dictionary)
phago·cy·tosedphago·cy·tos·ing

Medical Definition of PHAGOCYTOSE

: to consume by phagocytosis

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