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phagocytize

[fag-uh-sahy-tahyz, -si-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), phag·o·cyt·ized, phag·o·cyt·iz·ing.
  1. (of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
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Also especially British, phag·o·cyt·ise.

Origin of phagocytize

First recorded in 1920–25; phagocyte + -ize
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phagocytize in Medicine

phagocytize

(făgə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī′-)
v.
  1. To ingest by phagocytosis; phagocytose.
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