American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To phagocytize.
- v. To phagocytize
- Back-formation from phagocytosis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The addition of latex beads to the RTHDF cells did not indicate that the cells were able to phagocytose (data not shown).”
“PMNs are recruited to sites of infection and rapidly phagocytose invading microbes.”
“I'm not 100% sure of how it works but I know they phagocytose the bacteria, i.e. engulf them and break them down, so I think the pus is the dead neutrophils which have done their job (and are then cleaned up by macrophages or just generally lost by sloughing off the pus).”
“Cellular ability to phagocytose evolved early on in the tree of life and has been incorporated into nearly every single life form since then.”
“Generally speaking, though, the ability to phagocytose, or eat, is a fundamental prerequisite to life.”
“DC phagocytose tumor antigen and migrate to the dLN where they stimulate T cell clonal expansion resulting in T cell-dependent brain tumor regression and long-term immunological memory.”
“In order to mount a specific antitumor immune response, DCs need to infiltrate the tumor mass where they can phagocytose tumor antigen, and migrate to the cervical dLN to elicit clonal expansion of antitumor specific T cells.”
“The processes may become linked when cell uptake is disrupted and the rate of cell death exceeds the rate at which macrophages are able to phagocytose apoptotic material.”
“In this stage the macrophages appear which phagocytose the fragmented polymorphonuclear leukocytes and red cells and other inflammatory debris.”
“Instead, the immunolabeling and mRNA expression pattern supports our hypothesis that the monocytes are capable to phagocytose AA amyloid.”
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