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cytophagy

[sahy-tof-uh-jee] /saɪˈtɒf ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the ingestion of cells by other cells.
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cytophagic
[sahy-tuh-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /ˌsaɪ təˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/ (Show IPA),
cytophagous
[sahy-tof-uh-guh s] /saɪˈtɒf ə gəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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cytophagy in Medicine

cytophagy cy·toph·a·gy (sī-tŏf'ə-jē)
n.
The ingestion of cells by phagocytes.

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