Definition of phagocytize in US English:

phagocytize

(British phagocytise)

verb

[with object]Biology
  • (of a phagocytic cell or amoeboid protozoan) ingest (bacteria or other material)

    ‘macrophages phagocytize bacteria in the wound’

Pronunciation

phagocytize

/ˈfæɡəsəˌtaɪz//ˈfaɡəsəˌtīz/