noun Cell Biology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM phagocytephag·o·cyt·ic [fag-uh-sit-ik], /ˌfæg əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjectivenon·phag·o·cyt·ic, adjective
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After Metchnikoff discovered phagocytes, he plunged into researching human immunity, hopeful to find ways to extend lives.The Man Who Drank Cholera and Launched the Yogurt Craze - Issue 100: Outsiders|Lina Zeldovich|May 19, 2021|Nautilus
He replied cryptically that he was an out-and-out phagocyte, and getting more so every time he read a newspaper.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
Hence the names phagocyte, or devouring cell, given to the enveloping white globule, and phagocytosis to the process.
The new-born “phagocyte theory” was thus very well received by naturalists and by Virchow, the father of cellular pathology.
However, the general impression of the Congress was clearly favourable to the phagocyte theory.
Once again the phagocyte theory rose triumphant from the test.