phagocytic
adjective see phagocyte

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • phagocytic — phagocyte ► NOUN ▪ a type of body cell which engulfs and absorbs bacteria and other small particles. DERIVATIVES phagocytic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek phago eating + kutos vessel …   English terms dictionary

  • phagocytic — adjective capable of functioning as a phagocyte • Pertains to noun: ↑phagocyte • Derivationally related forms: ↑phagocyte * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|sid.ik adjective : having the ability to phagocytize : capable of functioning as phagocytes * * * phagocytic …   Useful english dictionary

  • phagocytic — See phagocyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • phagocytic — adjective Of or pertaining to phagocytes or phagocytosis …   Wiktionary

  • phagocytic — Relating to phagocytes or phagocytosis. * * * phago·cyt·ic .fag ə sit ik adj having the ability to engulf by phagocytosis: capable of functioning as phagocytes * * * phago·cyt·ic (fa″go sitґik) 1. pertaining to or exhibiting phagocytosis. 2 …   Medical dictionary

  • phagocytic — fægÉ™ sɪtɪk adj. pertaining to phagocytes, pertaining to cells that destroy foreign bodies and cells in the blood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phagocytic — phago·cyt·ic …   English syllables

  • phagocytic index — n a measure of phagocytic activity determined by counting the number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte during a limited period of incubation of a suspension of bacteria and phagocytes in serum * * * any arbitrary measure of the ability of… …   Medical dictionary

  • phagocytic index — n. the average number of bacteria ingested per leukocyte in an incubated mixture of normal or immune serum, bacteria, and normal leukocytes …   English World dictionary

  • phagocytic index — noun : a measure of phagocytic activity determined by counting the number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte during a limited period of incubation of a suspension of bacteria and phagocytes in serum * * * the average number of bacteria ingested… …   Useful english dictionary

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