phagocytosis

play
noun phago·cy·to·sis \ ˌfa-gə-sə-ˈtō-səs , -sī- \

Definition of phagocytosis

plural phagocytoses play \ˌfa-gə-sə-ˈtō-ˌsēz, -sī-\
:the engulfing and usually the destruction of particulate matter by phagocytes that serves as an important bodily defense mechanism against infection by microorganisms and against occlusion of mucous surfaces or tissues by foreign particles and tissue debris

phagocytotic

play \ˌfa-gə-sə-ˈtä-tik, -sī-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of phagocytosis

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phagocytosis

play
noun phago·cy·to·sis \ ˌfag-ə-sə-ˈtō-səs, -sī- \

medical Definition of phagocytosis

plural phagocytoses play \-ˌsēz\
:the engulfing and usually the destruction of particulate matter by phagocytes that serves as an important bodily defense mechanism against infection by microorganisms and against occlusion of mucous surfaces or tissues by foreign particles and tissue debris

phagocytotic

play \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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