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hemophagocytosis

Pronunciation: he'mo-fag'o-si-to'sis

Definition: The process of engulfment (and usually destruction) of blood cells by the various types of phagocytic cells; used especially with reference to the engulfment of erythrocytes and others of the erythroid series.

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