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phag·o·cy·to·sis

 (făg′ə-sī-tō′sĭs)
n.
The engulfing and destruction of particulate matter, such as a bacterium, by a cell.

phag′o·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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phagocytosis

(ˌfæɡəsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) or

phagocytism

n
(Physiology) the process by which a cell, such as a white blood cell, ingests microorganisms, other cells, and foreign particles
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phag•o•cy•to•sis

(ˌfæg ə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs)

n.
the ingestion by a cell of a microorganism, cell particle, or other matter surrounded and engulfed by the cell. Compare endocytosis.
[1890–95]
phag`o•cy•tot′ic (-ˈtɒt ɪk) adj.
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phagocytosis

the action of phagocytes in ingesting and destroying cells.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels, Cells
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phagocytosis

1. A process of a cell actively engulfing other cells or food particles.
2. A process by which certain cells engulf and destroy foreign particles or microorganisms such as bacteria.
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Noun1.phagocytosis - process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
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phag·o·cy·to·sis

n. fagocitosis, proceso de ingestión y digestión realizado por fagocitos.
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Nevertheless, nanoparticles with a diameter much above 100 nm would not be eligible to be taken-up by LDL receptors, but rather more prone to be phagocytized by macrophages.
Because the alveolar area has a large surface area and the alveolar wall has an abundant capillary network, the soluble fraction (including some heavy metals) is easily absorbed into the blood and has effects in the human body, while the insoluble fraction, as a foreign body, is phagocytized by macrophages, causing an inflammatory reaction.
When administered by the intravenous route conventional liposomes tend to be directed to organs such as the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, as they are phagocytized by cells of the mononuclear phagocytic system (MPS), which is also where the Leishmania parasite is located.
Then the iron phagocytized by macrophages was detected by Prussian blue staining.
These results suggested that PMNs can rapidly lyse the phagocytized iRBCs within their phagolysosomes.