phagocytosis definition

  • noun:
    • The engulfing and ingestion of bacteria or other international bodies by phagocytes.
    • The process where a cell incorporates a particle by extending pseudopodia and attracting the particle into a vacuole of the cytoplasm.
    • The destruction of microbes by phagocytes.
    • procedure by which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and mobile debris; an important protection against disease

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