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phagocytose

 [fag″o-si´tōs]
to envelop and destroy bacteria and other foreign material; phagocytize.

phag·o·cy·tose

(fag'ō-si'tōz),
To perform phagocytosis, denoting the action of phagocytic cells.
Synonym(s): phagocytize

phagocytize

(făg′ə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī′-)
tr.v. phagocy·tized, phagocy·tizing, phagocy·tizes
To ingest by phagocytosis; phagocytose.

phagocytize

[fag′əsitīz′]
Etymology: Gk, phagein, to eat, kytos, cell
to engulf and destroy bacteria or other foreign materials. Also called phagocytose.

phag·o·cy·tose

(fag'ō-sī'tōs)
To perform phagocytosis, denoting the action of phagocytic cells.
Synonym(s): phagocytize.

phagocytize

phagocytose.
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