phagocytic

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Related to phagocytic system: reticuloendothelial cells, mononuclear phagocytes

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.
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Adj.1.phagocytic - capable of functioning as a phagocyte
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aureus quench the phagocytic system and resides in phagocytic cells and forms micro-abscess in mammary parenchyma and may release Staphylococci to initiate the infection process and further attributes to fibrosis.
Haemophagocytic syndrome is a reactive disorder of the mononuclear phagocytic system, characterised by histiocytic proliferation with marked Haemophagocytosis (3).
It was thought that peliosis develops exclusively in organs that are part of the mononuclear phagocytic system, but studies have shown that other organs such as the lungs, parathyroid glands and kidneys may also be affected.
The spleens had increased numbers of mononuclear phagocytic system cells, some of which had vacuoles that contained similar organisms, as observed in the liver.