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noun 
  1. (context, immunology, cytology) The process where a cell incorporates a particle by extending pseudopodia and drawing the particle into a vacuole of its cytoplasm.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: fagocytose
  • French: phagocytose
  • German: Phagocytose
  • Italian: fagocitosi
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: fagocitosis
    (trans-bottom)
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).


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