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ingestion

Pronunciation: in-jes'chun

Definition:

  1. Introduction of food and drink into the stomach.
  2. Incorporation of particles into the cytoplasm of a phagocytic cell by invagination of a portion of the cell membrane as a vacuole.

[L. in-gero, to carry in]

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