phagocytosis

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

Definition of phagocytosis

plural

phagocytoses

play \ˌfa-gə-sə-ˈtō-ˌsēz, -sī-\
  1. :  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

New Latin


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phagocytosis

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

Medical Definition of phagocytosis

plural

phagocytoses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  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

\-ˈtät-ik\play adjective

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