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Meaning of PHAGOCYTOSIS

Pronunciation:  `fagusI'towsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection
 

PHAGOCYTOSIS is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The process by which a cell is engulfed and broken down by another for purposes of defense or sustenance.
  2. The uptake of extracullular materials by the formation of a pocket from the cellular membrane and its subsequent pinching off. Compare endocytosis and pinocytosis.
 

 

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