phagocytic index

noun
  1. the average number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte in an incubated mixture of bacteria, phagocytes, and blood serum: used in determining the opsonic index.

Origin of phagocytic index

First recorded in 1900–05
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phagocytic index in Medicine

phagocytic index

n.
  1. The average number of bacteria observed in the cytoplasm of neutrophils after a mixture of blood serum, bacteria, and neutrophils has been incubated.
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