phagocytose

verb
phago·​cy·​tose | \ ˈfa-gə-sə-ˌtōs How to pronounce phagocytose (audio) , -sī-, -ˌtōz\
phagocytosed; phagocytosing

Definition of phagocytose

transitive verb

: to consume by phagocytosis

First Known Use of phagocytose

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phagocytose

back-formation from phagocytosis

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phagocytose

transitive verb
phago·​cy·​tose | \ -ˌtōs, -ˌtōz How to pronounce phagocytose (audio) \
phagocytosed; phagocytosing

Medical Definition of phagocytose

: to consume by phagocytosis

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