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Medical Term:

phagocytosis

Pronunciation: fag'o-si-to'sis

Definition: The process of ingestion and digestion by cells of solid substances, other cells, bacteria, bits of necrotic tissue, foreign particles.

[phagocyte + G. -osis, condition]

See Also: endocytosis

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