phagocytosis
noun (plural phagocytoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1889 the engulfing and usually the destruction of particulate matter by phagocytes • phagocytotic adjective

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  • phagocytosis — phagocytosis. См. фагоцитоз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • phagocytosis — [fag΄ə sī tō′sis] n. [ModL: see PHAGOCYTE & OSIS] the ingestion and destruction by phagocytes of cells, microorganisms, foreign particles, etc.: see ENDOCYTOSIS phagocytotic [fag΄ō sītät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Phagocytosis — Expand|article|date=July 2007 (the latter not pictured)Parts: 1. Pathogens 2. Phagosome 3. Lysosomes 4. Waste material 5. Cytoplasm 6. Cell membrane] Phagocytosis is the cellular process of engulfing solid particles by the cell membrane to form… …   Wikipedia

  • phagocytosis — /fag euh suy toh sis/, n. Physiol. the ingestion of a smaller cell or cell fragment, a microorganism, or foreign particles by means of the local infolding of a cell s membrane and the protrusion of its cytoplasm around the fold until the material …   Universalium

  • phagocytosis — The process of ingestion and digestion by cells of solid substances, e.g., other cells, bacteria, bits of necrosed tissue, foreign particles. SEE ALSO: endocytosis. [phagocyte + G. osis, condition] induced p. p. occurring when bacteria are… …   Medical dictionary

  • phagocytosis — n. [Gr. phagein, to eat; kytos, container] The ingestion of solid particles by a cell; phagocytic adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phagocytosis — (fag o si to sis) The endocytotic process in which a cell encloses large particles in a membrane delimited phagocytic vacuole or phagosome and engulfs them …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • phagocytosis — Uptake of particulate material by a cell (endocytosis). See opsonization, phagocyte …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • phagocytosis — noun The process where a cell incorporates a particle by extending pseudopodia and drawing the particle into a vacuole of its cytoplasm …   Wiktionary

  • phagocytosis — fægÉ™saɪ təʊsɪs n. destruction by white cells, destruction by phagocytes …   English contemporary dictionary

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