phagocyte

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noun phago·cyte \ˈfa-gə-ˌsīt\

Definition of phagocyte

  1. :  a cell (as a white blood cell) that engulfs and consumes foreign material (as microorganisms) and debris

phagocytic

play \ˌfa-gə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of phagocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek phagein + New Latin -cyta -cyte


First Known Use: circa 1884


Medical Dictionary

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phagocyte

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noun phago·cyte \ˈfag-ə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of phagocyte

  1. :  a cell (as a macrophage or neutrophil) that engulfs and consumes foreign material (as microorganisms) and debris (as dead tissue cells)


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phagocyte

transitive verb phago·cyte

Medical Definition of phagocyte

phagocyted

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phagocyting


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