phagocyte

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the German Phagocyt, modified on the pattern of -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 phagocytose
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phagocyte

  1. first-person singular present indicative of phagocyter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of phagocyter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of phagocyter
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of phagocyter
  5. second-person singular imperative of phagocyter