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phagocytolysis

Pronunciation: fag'o-si-tol'i-sis

Definition:

  1. Destruction of phagocytes, or leukocytes, occurring in the process of blood coagulation or as the result of the introduction of certain antagonistic foreign substances into the body.
  2. A spontaneous breaking down of the phagocytes, preliminary (according to Metchnikoff) to the liberation of cytase, or complement.

Synonym(s): phagolysis

[phagocyte + G. lysis, dissolution]

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