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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phagocytose. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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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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