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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To ingest by phagocytosis; phagocytose.

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  • v. To ingest (something) by phagocytosis.

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Examples

  • Compromising the ability of the RPE to phagocytize photoreceptor outer segments leads to a progressive loss of both rods and cone cells overtime in the RCS rat

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  • These cells also phagocytize antigen - antibody complexes.

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  • The St. Jude team discovered that TLR, a protein on the surface of cells that phagocytize germs, is the link between this "outside job" of germ engulfment and the housekeeping "inside jobs" done by autophagy.

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  • While macrophages lacking ATG7 were able to phagocytize live yeast cells, the yeast were more likely to survive degradation in macrophages without ATG7 than yeast ingested by normal macrophages.

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  • Once they have taken residency in tissue, they differentiate into macrophages, which phagocytize microbes and stimulate other white blood cells to defend the body.

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  • Spherical cells that phagocytize antigen-antibody compounds, as well as allergens.

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  • : '' Spherical cells that phagocytize antigen-antibody compounds, as well as allergens.

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  • They are the most abundant of the white blood cells and are able to phagocytize and digest bacteria.

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  • This is the region where blood cells can migrate in and out of the circulation and is in contact with the splenic parenchyma, and a putative site where passing peripheral blood monocytes could phagocytize AA-amyloid.

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