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phag·o·cy·tize

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

phagocytize

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phagocytise

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phagocytose

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

phag•o•cyt•ize

(ˈfæg əˌsaɪ taɪz, -sɪˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
(of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
[1920–25]
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Without this function, our muscle cells would be recognized as diseased or foreign cells and be phagocytized by our own immune reactions.
And when lead-exposed erythrocytes were co-cultured with unexposed HK-2 cells, the HK-2 cells not only phagocytized the erythrocytes, but also showed increased production of reactive oxygen species, diminished viability, and greater expression of genes associated with kidney damage.
After the coverslips fixation process, 200 macrophages were counted in duplicate for each bird to verify the number of macrophages with phagocytized erythrocytes and the number of phagocytized erythrocytes in each macrophage.
Macrophages were highly vacuolated and frequently contained phagocytized debris or leukocytophagia.
Clinical evidence demonstrates that asbestos fibers less than or equal to 3 millimicrons long are phagocytized by alveolar macrophages.
28) Some cases with pigments are merely breast carcinomas that have phagocytized melanin from the adjacent skin.
The number of phagocytized beads was counted using a compound microscope, and the feeding rate was determined by graphing the number of food vacuoles formed as a function of time.
The Gram stain, however, would show an abundance of inflammatory cells that have phagocytized a wide assortment of morphotypes.
Examination of the biopsy specimens showed that the bone marrow was normocellular and contained macrophages that phagocytized the lymphoid and erythroid elements.
The bactericidal effects of anti-MRSA agents with rifampicin and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim against intracellular phagocytized MRSA.
2]) while sparingly soluble nickel compounds may be phagocytized.