phagocyte

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See also: phagocyté

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪɡəsaɪt/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From the German Phagocyt, modified on the pattern of -cyte; phago- +‎ -cyte.

Noun[edit]

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phagocyte (plural phagocytes)

  1. (cytology) A cell of the immune system, such as a neutrophil, macrophage or dendritic cell, that engulfs and destroys viruses, bacteria and waste materials, or in the case of mature dendritic cells; displays antigens from invading pathogens to cells of the lymphoid lineage.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Either from the noun or from the French phagocyter.

Verb[edit]

phagocyte (third-person singular simple present phagocytes, present participle phagocyting, simple past and past participle phagocyted)

  1. (transitive) To phagocytize
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phagocyte

  1. inflection of phagocyter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative