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See also: phagocyté
phagocyte (plural phagocytes)
- (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.
cell of the immune system
phagocytize — see phagocytize
- phagocyte in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- phagocyte in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- phagocyte at OneLook Dictionary Search