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phagocytosis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural phagocytoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1889 the engulfing and usually the destruction of particulate matter by phagocytes phagocytotic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the ingestion of bacteria etc. by phagocytes. Derivatives: phagocytize v.tr. (also -ise). phagocytose v.tr.



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