erythrophagocytosis

[ĭ-rĭth′rō-făg′ə-sī-tōsĭs]

n.

The ingestion of red blood cells by a macrophage or other phagocyte.

Nearby words

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


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