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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.
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phagocytize

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phagocytise

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phagocytose

vb (tr)
(Biology) biology to carry out phagocytosis
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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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Mors et al., "Phagocytizing activity of PMN from severe trauma patients in different post-traumatic phases during the 10-days post-injury course," Immunobiology, vol.
PMNs eliminate pathogens intracellularly after phagocytizing them within their phagosomes using NADPH oxidase-dependent mechanisms and antibacterial proteins such as cathepsins, defensins, lactoferrin, and lysozymes.
The total of 100 neutrophils and monocytes from each smear were observed under the light microscope and the numbers of phagocytizing cells were counted.
The phagocytic activity was determined as the percentage of phagocytizing macrophages.
Activated microglia have the potential to mediate beneficial activities, such as phagocytizing debris, but in the acute stages of ischemic stroke, they are thought to be a potential contributor to "secondary injury".
Macrophages, one of the major immunocyte, possess many immunefunctions, such as phagocytizing extraneous material, processing antigen, secreting cytokine and so on.
[sup][32] In the macrophage cell membrane, cholesterol directly participates in the function of phagocytizing Mtb, while, in the lymphocyte membrane, it is involved in the differentiation and proliferation of cytotoxic cells.
Proximal tubular epithelial cells are capable of phagocytizing and degrading erythrocytes (Madsen et al.
One hundred neutrophils were observed in random high powered fields by a blinded observer and evaluated for the percentage of neutrophils phagocytizing bacteria and the total number of bacteria phagocytized.
The enhancement of phagocytic function is expected to be applicable for treating microbial infections and cancer, because phagocytes play roles as regulatory and effector cells by phagocytizing pathogenic microorganism and invasive cells (including cancer cells) in immune system [30].
Privalova, "Recruitment of phagocytizing cells into the respiratory tract as a response to the cytotoxic action of deposited particles," Environmental Health Perspectives, vol.