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 (făg′ə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī′-)
tr.v. phag·o·cy·tized, phag·o·cy·tiz·ing, phag·o·cy·tiz·es
To phagocytose.






vb (tr)
(Biology) biology to carry out phagocytosis


(ˈfæg əˌsaɪ taɪz, -sɪˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
(of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
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In bivalve molluscs, hemocytic activity is involved in several physiological functions; in the case of the immune response, these cells play a key role because they detect, encapsulate, and phagocytize foreign agents, which are subsequently removed (main cell defense mechanism) (Cima et al.
When discovery occurs, natural killer (NK) cells are rallied by the now unimpeded immune system to move in and phagocytize the obvious dysfunctioning anaerobic cell.
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In the inflammatory stage, neutrophils phagocytize cellular debris and macrophages remove dead tissue and stimulate the production of cytokines that activate satellite cells in the injury site (Fielding et al.
Tissue macrophages (TiMas) continuously phagocytize and digest apoptotic cells and tissue debris.
RPE cells envelop and phagocytize outer parts of photoreceptors, deliver nutrient for photoreceptors, but also serve as a barrier that protects photoreceptors from unfavorable factors from the choroid.
In peripheral organs such the skin, when an infection occurs, the Antigen Presenting Cells (APCs), mostly dendritic cells, phagocytize the bacterium and present the antigens to lymphocytes located in the lymph node near the infection site, inducing the development of an adaptive response against the pathogen.
This further attracts histiocytes to phagocytize the insoluble cholesterol.
These cells migrate and infiltrate into the inflammatory site by chemotactic gradients, which together with macrophages, phagocytize and destroy the causative agent of inflammation.
function of dead cells phagocytize and digest and microorganisms.
How the mesothelial cell's ability to phagocytize asbestos is known to activate the Nlrp3 inflammasome.
In their free living state, trophozoites feed on bacteria, while in the tissues, they phagocytize red and white blood cells and damage the tissues.