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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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Shigella is also an invasive pathogen but lyses the phagocytic vacuole and initiates intracellular actin-based locomotion to spread from cell to cell in the cytoplasm.
Multiplication of Shigella flexneri within HeLa cells: lysis of the phagocytic vacuole and plasmid-mediated contact hemolysis.
4] [micro]g/mL), SiNPs were present within the cytoplasm but did not appear to accumulate in phagocytic vacuoles (Figures 4B, 5B).