verb (used with object), phag·o·cy·tosed, phag·o·cy·tos·ing.
Origin of phagocytose
First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from phagocytosis
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[făg′ə-sĭ-tōs′, -tōz′, -sī′tōs, -tōz]
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