phagocytic(redirected from phagocytic system)
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Related to phagocytic system: reticuloendothelial cells, mononuclear phagocytes
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.
|Adj.||1.||phagocytic - capable of functioning as a phagocyte|