noun Cell Biology.
Related formsphag·o·cyt·ic [fag-uh-sit-ik] /ˌfæg əˈsɪt ɪk/, adjectivenon·phag·o·cyt·ic, adjective
Examples from the Web for phagocytic
Again, the function of this mesothelium apart from the germ-cell is essentially excretory and phagocytic.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Phagocytic action is promoted by an increase in the leucocytes.
It constitutes about 4% of all the leucocytes and is highly amoeboid and phagocytic.
Beyond this phagocytic action, they do not appear to play any direct part in the reparative process.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Phagocytic cells are almost always present and may be of the “wandering” or of the more fixed connective-tissue type.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess