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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms.

Usage examples (32)
  • Returning to Odessa, Mechnikov visited Vienna on the way and explained his ideas to Claus, Professor of Zoology there and it was Claus who suggested the term phagocyte...
  • The theory of the bactericidal action of the humours was brought in against the phagocyte theory.
  • Indeed, on this view, the phagocyte became an exemplar combatant of Darwinian struggle, now occurring within the organism.
  • Cellular assays include immunophenotyping of specific cell populations as well as assays for lymphocyte and phagocyte function. for more
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