phagocytic

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Related to phagocytic system: reticuloendothelial cells, mononuclear phagocytes

phag·o·cyt·ic

(fag'ō-sit'ik),
Relating to phagocytes or phagocytosis.

phagocytic

[-sit′ik]
Etymology: Gk, phagein, to eat, kytos, cell
pertaining to phagocytes or phagocytosis.

phag·o·cyt·ic

(fag'ō-sit'ik)
Relating to phagocytes or phagocytosis.

phagocytic

emanating from or pertaining to phagocytes.

phagocytic deficiency
usually related to a deficiency in opsonization or a failure of intracellular killing.
phagocytic system
phagocytic vacuole
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Earlier studies suggested that, in intravascular hemolysis, parts of Hb-derived iron are incorporated ("delocalized") into slowly turned over, poorly accessible iron storage compartments of the mononuclear phagocytic system, largely bypassed in the normal endogenous cycling of iron (29).
visceral leishmaniasis, which affects the organs of the mononuclear phagocytic system, such as the lymph nodes and spleen.
The spleens had increased numbers of mononuclear phagocytic system cells, some of which had vacuoles that contained similar organisms, as observed in the liver.
Phagocytosis by invertebrate cells in vitro: Biochemical events and other characteristics compared with vertebrate phagocytic systems.