Definition of phagocytose in English:

phagocytose

verb

Biology
  • See phagocytosis

    • ‘The patient's platelets were phagocytosed by her own neutrophilic granulocytes.’
    • ‘However, eventually cells break into fragments, forming apoptotic bodies that are phagocytosed by macrophages or neighboring reticuloendothelial cells.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the positive cells and associated debris were mainly located within lacunae, indicating that most lytically infected cells were phagocytosed by the infiltrated macrophages.’
    • ‘The dying cell is finally phagocytosed by scavenger cells.’
    • ‘In the resolving phase, the accumulated neutrophils undergo apoptosis and are subsequently phagocytosed by macrophages.’

Pronunciation

phagocytose

/ˈfaɡəsʌɪtəʊz/