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phagocytose

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

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

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

(fag'ō-sī'tōs)
To perform phagocytosis, denoting the action of phagocytic cells.
Synonym(s): phagocytize.
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Not only do macrophages phagocytize debris and foreign bodies, they also recruit other immune cells.
When discovery occurs, natural killer (NK) cells are rallied by the now unimpeded immune system to move in and phagocytize the obvious dysfunctioning anaerobic cell.
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The macrophages phagocytize the oxidized LDLs and are transformed into foam cells.
Treated and untreated control cells were assayed for their ability to phagocytize protein-coated latex particles (Sakashita et al., 1991).
(2001) reported that mast cells could phagocytize diverse particles, take up antigens, and express a number of receptors, particularly MHC class I and II antigens, ICAM-1 and -3, CD43, CD80, CD86 and CD40L, and allow them to interact with T and B lymphocytes.
The K1 capsule is a virulence factor, acting as a shield to the organism by decreasing the ability of antibodies to bind to the bacteria and inhibiting the ability of white blood cells to phagocytize this bacteria.