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phagocytize

[fag-uh-sahy-tahyz, -si-tahyz] /ˈfæg əˌsaɪ taɪz, -sɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), phagocytized, phagocytizing.
1.
(of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
Also, especially British, phagocytise.
Origin of phagocytize
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; phagocyte + -ize
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phagocytize in Medicine

phagocytize phag·o·cy·tize (fāg'ə-sĭ-tīz', -sī'-)
v. phag·o·cy·tized, phag·o·cy·tiz·ing, phag·o·cy·tiz·es
To ingest by phagocytosis; phagocytose.

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