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the rendering of bacteria and other cells subject to phagocytosis.
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The process by which bacteria and other cells are altered in such a manner that they are more readily and more efficiently engulfed by phagocytes.
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The process by which bacteria are altered so that they are more readily and more efficiently engulfed by phagocytes.
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opsonizationThe process by which bacteria or other antigen-bearing entities are rendered attractive to PHAGOCYTES by the binding of OPSONIN to their surface.
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