cytophagy

[sahy-tof-uh-jee]

noun

the ingestion of cells by other cells.

Nearby words

  1. cytopathology,
  2. cytopathy,
  3. cytopenia,
  4. cytophagic panniculitis,
  5. cytophagous,
  6. cytopharynx,
  7. cytophilic,
  8. cytophilic antibody,
  9. cytophotometer,
  10. cytophotometry

Origin of cytophagy


Related formscy·to·phag·ic [sahy-tuh-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /ˌsaɪ təˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, cy·toph·a·gous [sahy-tof-uh-guh s] /saɪˈtɒf ə gəs/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for cytophagous

cytophagous

[sī-tŏfə-gəs]

adj.

Devouring or destroying cells.

cytophagy

[sī-tŏfə-jē]

n.

The ingestion of cells by phagocytes.

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