Phagocyte Definition

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phagocytes
noun
phagocytes
Any cell, esp. a leukocyte, that ingests and destroys other cells, microorganisms, or other foreign matter in the blood and tissues.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • scavenger cell
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verb
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Phagocyte

Noun

Singular:
phagocyte
Plural:
phagocytes

Origin of Phagocyte

  • From the German Phagocyt, modified on the pattern of -cyte.

    From Wiktionary

  • Either from the noun or from the French phagocyter.

    From Wiktionary

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