phagocyte

A cell that is capable of phagocytosis. The main mammalian phagocytes are neutrophils and macrophages.

Phagocyte

Phagocytes are cells that protect the body by ingesting (phagocytosing) harmful foreign particles, bacteria, and dead or dying cells. Their name comes from the Greek phagein, `to eat` or `devour`, and `-cyte`, the suffix in biology denoting `cell`, from the Greek kutos, `hollow vessel`. They are essential for fighting infections and for ...
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Phagocyte

• (n.) A leucocyte which plays a part in retrogressive processes by taking up (eating), in the form of fine granules, the parts to be removed.
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phagocyte

<cell biology> A cell that is capable of phagocytosis. The main mammalian phagocytes are neutrophils and macrophages. ... Origin: L. Phagedaena, Gr Phago, To eat. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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phagocyte

(fa´go-sīt) any cell capable of ingesting particulate matter, usually referring to a microphage, macrophage, or monocyte. They ingest microorganisms and other particulate antigens that are coated with antibody or complement (opsonized), a process mediated by specific cell-surface receptors. Other cell types exhibit phago...
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phagocyte

(from the article `Metchnikoff, Élie`) ...he observed that certain cells unconnected with digestion surrounded and engulfed carmine dye particles and splinters that he had introduced into ... The most important feature of inflammation is the accumulation of white blood cells at the site of injury. Most of these cells are phagocyt...
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phagocyte

scavenger cell noun a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
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Phagocyte

Phag'o·cyte noun [ Greek ... to eat + ... a hollow vessel.] (Physiol.) A leucocyte which plays a part in retrogressive processes by taking up (eating), in the form of fine granules, the parts to be removed.
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Phagocyte

A cellular defence mechanism which recognises unfamiliar cells, cell debris and particles etc in the human body and digests them in order to render them harmless.
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phagocyte

a scavenger cell that engulfs and destroys invading pathogens (phagocytosis).
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phagocyte

A type of immune cell that can surround and kill microorganisms, ingest foreign material, and remove dead cells. It can also boost immune responses. Monocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils are phagocytes. A phagocyte is a type of white blood cell.
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Phagocyte

an immune system cell that can surround and digest foreign bodies, unwanted cellular material, and micro-organisms
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phagocyte

Any cell type (such as a neutrophil or macrophage) able to engulf and digest minute particulate matter.
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phagocyte

phagocyte (făg'usīt") : see blood.
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phagocyte

phagocyte 1. Any cell capable of ingesting particulate matter. 2. A cell that ingests foreign particles; such as, microorganisms, by phagocytosis.
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Phagocyte

Phagocyte: A cell that can engulf particles such as bacteria, other microorganisms, aged red blood cells, foreign matter, etc. The principal phagocytes include the neutrophils and monocytes (types of white blood cells). The prefix 'phago-' comes from the Greek 'phago' meaning 'to eat.'
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phagocyte

Type of white blood cell, or leucocyte, that can engulf a bacterium or other invading micro-organism. Phagocytes are found in blood, lymph, and other body tissues, where they also ingest foreign matter and dead tissue. A macrophage differs in size and lifespan
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phagocyte

Type: Term Pronunciation: fag′ō-sīt Definitions: 1. A cell that can ingest bacteria, foreign particles, and other cells. Phagocytes ingest and kill microbes, present antigen to lymphocytes, scavenge degenerating material, and release mediators. classes: 1) microphages, polymorphonuclear leukocytes that ingest chiefly bacteria; 2) ma...
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phagocyte

[n] - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
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