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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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The endothelium of the blood vessels phagocytizes carbon particles, whereas other cells are supposed to remain free of carbon.
Clasmatocyte-like cells, located in the partitions between the alveoli--their origin was not followed--begin to phagocytize the carbon.
Polymorphonuclear leukocyte Phagocytizes invading microbes and kills them