erythrophagia

[ĭ-rĭth′rō-fājə]

n.

The destruction of red blood cells by cells such as macrophages.

Nearby words

  1. erythromycin,
  2. erythron,
  3. erythroneocytosis,
  4. erythronium,
  5. erythropenia,
  6. erythrophagocytosis,
  7. erythrophil,
  8. erythrophilic,
  9. erythrophobia,
  10. erythroplakia


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