antiphagocytic


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an·ti·phag·o·cyt·ic

(an'tē-fag-ō-sit'-ik),
Impeding or preventing the action of the phagocytes.

antiphagocytic

(ant″i-fag″ŏ-sit′ik) [ anti- + phagocytic]
Preventing or inhibiting phagocytosis.
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The emm gene encoding the antiphagocytic M surface protein was not amplified in any of the 18 bovine GCS isolates; therefore, no emm types were obtained.