phagocytic

phagocytic
Relating to phagocytes or phagocytosis.

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phago·cyt·ic .fag-ə-'sit-ik adj having the ability to engulf by phagocytosis: capable of functioning as phagocytes

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phago·cyt·ic (fa″go-sitґik) 1. pertaining to or exhibiting phagocytosis. 2. pertaining to phagocytes.

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