phagocytolysis

phagocytolysis

 [fag″o-si-tol´ĭ-sis]
destruction of phagocytes. adj., adj phagocytolyt´ic.
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phag·o·cy·tol·y·sis

(fag'ō-sī-tol'i-sis),
1. Destruction of phagocytes, or leukocytes, occurring in the process of blood coagulation or as the result of the introduction of certain antagonistic foreign substances into the body. Synonym(s): phagolysis
2. A spontaneous breaking down of the phagocytes, preliminary (according to Metchnikoff) to the liberation of cytase, or complement.
[phagocyte + G. lysis, dissolution]
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phag·o·cy·tol·y·sis

(fag'ō-sī-tol'i-sis)
1. Destruction of phagocytes, or leukocytes, occurring in the process of blood coagulation or as the result of the introduction of certain antagonistic foreign substances into the body.
2. A spontaneous breaking down of the phagocytes, preliminary to the liberation of complement.
[phagocyte + G. lysis, dissolution]
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