Phagocytosis definition

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The engulfing and ingestion of foreign bodies such as bacteria or other cells by phagocytes or certain protists, such as amoebas.
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The ingestion and destruction by phagocytes of cells, microorganisms, foreign particles, etc.
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The engulfing and destruction of particulate matter, such as a bacterium, by a cell.
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(immunology, cytology) The process where a cell incorporates a particle by extending pseudopodia and drawing the particle into a vacuole of its cytoplasm.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
phagocytosis
Plural:
phagocytoses

Origin of phagocytosis