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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Inhibition of cell surface export of group A streptococcal anchorless surface dehydrogenase affects bacterial adherence and antiphagocytic properties.
zooepidemicus, is essential for the pathogenesis of the disease, at least in horses, where it binds fibrinogen and exhibits antiphagocytic activity that impairs with host protection.
Some strains have a membrane protein called protein M that inactivates complement and is antiphagocytic.