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phagocytize

[ fag-uh-sahy-tahyz, -si-tahyz ]
/ 藞f忙g 蓹藢sa瑟 ta瑟z, -s瑟藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), phag路o路cyt路ized, phag路o路cyt路iz路ing.
(of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
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Also especially British, phag路o路cyt路ise .

Origin of phagocytize

First recorded in 1920鈥25; phagocyte + -ize
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