cytophagy

[ sahy-tof-uh-jee ]
/ saɪˈtɒf ə dʒi /

noun

the ingestion of cells by other cells.

Origin of cytophagy

Related forms

cy·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 (1 of 2)

cytophagous

[ sī-tŏfə-gəs ]

adj.

Devouring or destroying cells.

Medicine definitions for cytophagous (2 of 2)

cytophagy

[ sī-tŏfə-jē ]

n.

The ingestion of cells by phagocytes.

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