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cytophagy

[ sahy-tof-uh-jee ]
/ saɪˈtɒf ə dʒi /
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noun

the ingestion of cells by other cells.

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Origin of cytophagy

OTHER WORDS FROM cytophagy

cy·to·phag·ic [sahy-tuh-faj-ik, -fey-jik], /ˌsaɪ təˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, cy·toph·a·gous [sahy-tof-uh-guhs], /saɪˈtɒf ə gəs/, adjective
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Medical definitions for cytophagy

cytophagy
[ sī-tŏfə-jē ]

n.

The ingestion of cells by phagocytes.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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