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phagocytosis
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The engulfing and degradation of microorganisms; other cells that are dead, dying, or pathogenic; and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (phagocytes).
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2015
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/37025.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/37025
Used For
phagocytic activity
Broader Term
endocytosis
innate immunity
Related Term
autophagosomes
coelomocytes
phagocytes
Spanish
fagocitosis
Term Number
37025