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phag·o·cyte

 (făg′ə-sīt′)
n.
A cell, especially a macrophage or neutrophil of the immune system, that has the ability to engulf and destroy pathogens, waste material, and other particulate matter.

phag′o·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

phagocyte

(ˈfæɡəˌsaɪt)
n
(Physiology) an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms
phagocytic, phagocytical adj

phag•o•cyte

(ˈfæg əˌsaɪt)

n.
any cell, as a macrophage, that ingests foreign particles, bacteria, or cell debris.
[1880–85; < German Phagozyten (pl.); see phago-, -cyte]
phag`o•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.

phag·o·cyte

(făg′ə-sīt′)
An organism or specialized cell that engulfs and ingests other cells or particles. Phagocytes in vertebrate animals include white blood cells called macrophages, which help the body fight disease by breaking down foreign particles and bacteria. ♦ The process by which phagocytes engulf and break down bacteria or particles, as of food, is called phagocytosis (făg′ə-sī-tō′sĭs). Single-celled organisms such as amoebas ingest food by the process of phagocytosis.

phagocyte

a blood cell that ingests and destroys bacteria, foreign particles and other cells in the bloodstream. — phagocytic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phagocyte - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganismsphagocyte - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
macrophage - a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream
fixed phagocyte - a phagocyte that does not circulate in the blood but is fixed in the liver or spleen or bone marrow etc.
free phagocyte - a phagocyte that circulates in the blood
Translations

phagocyte

[ˈfægəʊsaɪt] Nfagocito m

phag·o·cyte

n. fagocito, célula que ingiere y destruye otras células, sustancias y partículas extrañas.
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The fluorescence of phagocytic cells was determined using FL1 (green fluorescence).
When there is an infection to the reproductive tract, one important function of the innate immune system is to recruit more phagocytic cells and effector molecules to the site of the infection through the release of a battery of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators that have profound effects on subsequent events.
Strengthening of the Company's Intellectual Property Portfolio: In September 2014, the Company was granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office on our unique delivery system for delivering its "original" RNAi compounds (rxRNAori) to phagocytic cells for the treatment of diseases with an inflammatory component.
Antioxcieants effect of selenium has been shown that protect phagocytic cells and surrounding tissues from attacking free oxidative radicals produced by the respiratory chain of neutrophils and macrophages during phagocytosis [15 Selenium acts as a cofactor in glutathione peroxide enayme structure, which catalyzes the reduction of peroxides formed during fatty acids metabolism to prevent the damage of cell memberanes [16-20].
During an inflammatory reaction, phagocytic cells identify offending antigens as foreign, attacking and engulfing, and then eliminating them.
CCHF virus is known to be infected by mononuclear phagocytic cells, liver cells and endothelial cells; however, its pathogenesis is not fully clarified (2-4).
Macrophages, the phagocytic cells of the immune system, migrate to these sites, inducing chronic inflammation which exacerbates the accumulation of the atherosclerotic lesions.
The pro-inflammatory mediators increase the permeability of capillaries leading to infiltration and activation of neutrophils and other phagocytic cells into the skin.
A Ziehl-Neelsen stain of the buffy coat showed acid-fast bacilli in the phagocytic cells, and the diagnosis of HPS associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was confirmed by blood cultures and polymerase chain reaction.
Apoptosis, intramedullary death that is sometimes known as shunting, provides a system of quality control in which about 15% of the daily production is removed by the phagocytic cells of the reticuloendothelial system and never circulate - a similar pattern is seen in the other cell lines.
In addition, the uptake of asbestos fibers can stimulate phagocytic cells to release extracellular ROS through membrane-associated NADPH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) oxidase (Kamp et al.