phagocytosis

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Etymology[edit]

From German Phagocytosis; equivalent to phagocyte +‎ -osis; compare French phagocytose.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌfeɪɡəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs/

Noun[edit]

phagocytosis (countable and uncountable, plural phagocytoses)

  1. (immunology, cytology) A form of endocytosis in which a cell incorporates a particle by extending pseudopodia and drawing the particle into a vacuole of its cytoplasm.

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