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To take in by a spheroid body; said of the ingestion of bacteria and other foreign bodies by the phagocytes.
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Brisson analyzes Plato's inclusive hierarchical "psychic continuum" as englobing vegetative, animate, and human, as well as demons and gods, entailing discontinuity only between souls of gods and demons that never "fall into a body subject to destruction" and those that do, and between sensorially mediated intellectual power of human souls and rational power of animals along with desiring power of plants (p.
These englobing correlates serve as a focal reference by which one can discern integrity of doctrinal claims within diverse religions, although often "both inclusivists and pluralists do not take seriously enough the genuine diversity of other religious communities because they assume an a priori soteriocentrism" (p.