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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.
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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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The macrophages and microglia contribute to demyelinating nerves and phagocytosing myelin by producing inflammatory cytokines and myeloperoxidase.
Induction of HO-1, an antioxidant gene highly inducible in a range of cells, including erythrocyte phagocytosing Kupffer cells and splenic macrophages and in all organs, including fat tissues, but excluding testes and brain, confers advantageous effects in metabolic syndrome [10, 11].
The resident macrophages of the PNS can rapidly respond to nerve injury by phagocytosing myelin and expressing MHC-II molecule before blood-derived monocytes infiltrate the injury site [53].
During a normal condition, tissue repair initiates from clearance of tissue debris and dead cells, efficiently phagocytosing those "tissue rubbish" by macrophages, and is critical for timely resolution of inflammation and successful healing.
The microglia offers a beneficial hand to neuronal circuit formation via phagocytosing weak synapses and regulating neurogenesis [42], but excessive microglia accumulations may cause serious impairments to the synaptic pruning and disrupt the synaptic plasticity [43, 44].
Bone marrow examination shows numerous well-differentiated macrophages actively phagocytosing hematopoietic cells [16], and this usually confirms the diagnosis of MAS as in our two cases.
(a) The phagocytic rate was determined by counting the number of macrophages phagocytosing florescent microspheres in a population of 100 macrophages.
Compared to untreated neutrophils, they found that tamoxifen-treated neutrophils were better at moving toward and phagocytosing, or engulfing, bacteria.
Macropages participate phagocytosing both the axon and Schwann cells, thus they prevent clogging in the next regeneration of the axon and synthesize the nerve growth factors (Stoll et al., 1989; Tumble, 2000).
The percentage of phagocytosing hemocytes (phagocytic rate) remained stable in zebra mussels exposed to the reference strain throughout the experiment (Fig.
A single-step, sensitive flow cytofluorometric assay for the simultaneous assessment of membrane-bound and ingested Candida albicans in phagocytosing neutrophils.
These cells attack microbes by phagocytosing them (neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages), by lysis of infected cells (NK cells), or by producing cytokines to enhance nonspecific immune and specific immune responses [8].