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Phagocytes

Definition(s)

An immune system cell that can surround and kill microorganisms and remove dead cells. Phagocytes include macrophages.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A cell (as a white blood cell) that engulfs and consumes foreign material (as microorganisms) and debris.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014