- (context, immunology, cytology) The process where a cell incorporates a particle by extending pseudopodia and drawing the particle into a vacuole of its cytoplasm.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, -, tr=phag-, lang=grc), perfective stem of (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=esthiÅ, , I eat, lang=grc) and (term, sc=polytonic, , tr=kutos, , hollow vessel, body, lang=grc).
- Dutch: fagocytose
- French: phagocytose
- German: Phagocytose
- Italian: fagocitosi
- Spanish: fagocitosis
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