cytophagy

cytophagy

[sahy-tof-uh-jee]
noun
the ingestion of cells by other cells.

Origin:
cyto- + -phagy

cytophagic [sahy-tuh-faj-ik, -fey-jik] , cytophagous [sahy-tof-uh-guhs] , adjective
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cytophagy cy·toph·a·gy (sī-tŏf'ə-jē)
n.
The ingestion of cells by phagocytes.

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