phagocytosis: the destruction or devouring of bacteria or other microorganisms by phagocytes.
It was also seen that recovery from infection in certain diseases was unconnected with phagocytosis.
There are two conditions, under normal circumstances, in which phagocytosis plays a marked part.
Hence the names phagocyte, or devouring cell, given to the enveloping white globule, and phagocytosis to the process.
Metchnikoff brought forward a rational explanation of immunity with his Cellular or phagocytosis Theory.
phagocytosis or the destruction of the invading organisms within the leukocytes.
And the resistance of the animal is in visible correlation with the degree of phagocytosis which is manifested by it.
Hence the opinion arose that histolysis is a process of phagocytosis.
Such a constituent may be responsible for phagocytosis and autolysis in the organs undergoing absorption.
This destruction of bacteria, and other noxious organisms, has the biological name of phagocytosis.
phagocytosis phag·o·cy·to·sis (fāg'ə-sī-tō'sĭs)
The engulfing and ingestion of bacteria or other foreign bodies by phagocytes.