phagocytize

verb
phago·​cy·​tize | \ ˈfa-gə-sə-ˌtīz How to pronounce phagocytize (audio) , -ˌsī- \
phagocytized; phagocytizing

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Phagocytize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phagocytize. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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phagocytize

transitive verb
phago·​cy·​tize
variants: also British phagocytise \ ˈfag-​ō-​sə-​ˌtīz, ˈfag-​ə-​, -​ˌsīt-​ˌīz \
phagocytized also British phagocytised; phagocytizing also British phagocytising

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