In incipient cases the tubercles might be as readily absorbed as catgut ligature, and the germs, if any, fall to phagocytic prey.
phagocytic cells are almost always present and may be of the “wandering” or of the more fixed connective-tissue type.
phagocytic action is promoted by an increase in the leucocytes.
Again, the function of this mesothelium apart from the germ-cell is essentially excretory and phagocytic.
Beyond this phagocytic action, they do not appear to play any direct part in the reparative process.
They are highly amoeboid and phagocytic, and form about 70% of the total number of leucocytes.
Some of the reasons for this are as follows: The limit of error in phagocytic counts may be as great as 50 per cent.
It constitutes about 4% of all the leucocytes and is highly amoeboid and phagocytic.
phagocytic phag·o·cyt·ic (fāg'ə-sĭt'ĭk)
Of or relating to phagocytes.
Of, relating to, or characterized by phagocytosis.
phagocyte phag·o·cyte (fāg'ə-sīt')
A cell, such as a white blood cell, that engulfs and absorbs waste material, harmful microorganisms, or other foreign bodies in the bloodstream and tissues.
Any of various organisms or specialized cells that engulf and ingest other cells or particles. In vertebrate animals, phagocytes are white blood cells that break down bacteria and other microorganisms, foreign particles, and cellular debris. These include monocytes, macrophages, and most granulocytes. ◇ The process by which phagocytes engulf and break down bacteria or particles is called phagocytosis (fāg'ə-sī-tō'sĭs). During phagocytosis the cell encloses foreign material and the extracellular fluid surrounding it by an infolding of a part of the cell membrane, which then pinches off to form a vesicle, called a phagosome. The phagosomes fuse with lysosomes, resulting in digestion of the ingested matter. Unicellular protists such as amoebas ingest food by the process of phagocytosis.