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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.

phagocyte

(ˈfæɡəˌsaɪt)
n
(Physiology) an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms
phagocytic, phagocytical adj

phag•o•cyte

(ˈfæg əˌsaɪt)

n.
any cell, as a macrophage, that ingests foreign particles, bacteria, or cell debris.
[1880–85; < German Phagozyten (pl.); see phago-, -cyte]
phag`o•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.

phag·o·cyte

(făg′ə-sīt′)
An organism or specialized cell that engulfs and ingests other cells or particles. Phagocytes in vertebrate animals include white blood cells called macrophages, which help the body fight disease by breaking down foreign particles and bacteria. ♦ The process by which phagocytes engulf and break down bacteria or particles, as of food, is called phagocytosis (făg′ə-sī-tō′sĭs). Single-celled organisms such as amoebas ingest food by the process of phagocytosis.

phagocyte

a blood cell that ingests and destroys bacteria, foreign particles and other cells in the bloodstream. — phagocytic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phagocyte - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganismsphagocyte - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
macrophage - a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream
fixed phagocyte - a phagocyte that does not circulate in the blood but is fixed in the liver or spleen or bone marrow etc.
free phagocyte - a phagocyte that circulates in the blood
Translations

phagocyte

[ˈfægəʊsaɪt] Nfagocito m

phag·o·cyte

n. fagocito, célula que ingiere y destruye otras células, sustancias y partículas extrañas.
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This leads to degranulation of localized polymorphonuclear cells, inactivation of phagocytic cells and T lymphocytes.3 There is reduced response to A.actinomycetemcomitans and Staphylococcus species.
Macrophages are one of the important phagocytic cells and play a vital role in innate immunity response, also activate adaptive immune response against any foreign object invading host cells including tumor cells (28) The index of macrophage activation and pro-inflammatory response is reflected from rise in level of NO, TNF-a and COX-2.
Apoptosis produces cell fragments called apoptotic bodies that phagocytic cells are able to engulf and quickly remove before the contents of the cell can spill out onto surrounding cells and cause damage and it often provides beneficial effects to the organism (Celestino et al., 2009; Chatterjee and Bhattacharjee, 2016).
Anti-microbial peptides (AMPs; cathelicidin LL37, human neutrophil peptide-1 and human beta defensins) are a key component of innate immunity against pathogens and play a role in the destruction of pathogens engulfed by phagocytic cells.40 AMPs are activated by Mtb infection.41 Studies have revealed reduced expression of AMPs in DM patients with latent and active TB when compared with non-DM patients.42 These indicate an association between down-regulation of AMPs and their impact on DM and TB susceptibility.
Innate immunity uses external (skin, mucous membrane, secretions) and internal defenses (phagocytic cells, inflammatory response, natural killer cells).
Lysozymes are abundant both in epithelial cells, which make up the tissue on the outside of organs and the inside of body cavities and in the phagocytic cells that protect the body by ingesting foreign particles and bacteria.
One mechanism unique to this bispecific antibody involves blocking of CD47 referred to as the "do not eat me" signal for the body's phagocytic cells specifically directed to CD19 positive cells.
The typical inflammatory granulomatous response is a tissue chronic reaction that causes targeted lesions as a result of in situ persistence of injury by the pathogen agent, where predominantly the mononuclear phagocytic cells form aggregates of macrophages and multinucleated giant cells, which in most cases are surrounded by lymphocytes, and depending on the time of development, they could display fibrosis (Williams and Williams, 1983; Perez-Torres et al.
Vitamin C accumulates in phagocytic cells, such as neutrophils, and can enhance chemotaxis and phagocytosis.
pestis to express various proteins enabling escape of the phagolysosome in a diverse array of phagocytic cells including human macrophages (25-27); and prior associations between Y.
A critical aspect of host defense against bacterial infections are highly phagocytic cells called macrophages [3, 7, 10, 16].