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Pronunciation: em-per'i-po-le'sis

Definition: Active penetration of one cell by another, which remains intact; observed in tissue cultures in which leukocytes have entered macrophages but subsequently left.

[G. en (em), inside, + peri, around, + poleomai, to wander about]

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