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blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system leucocyte , leukocyte , WBC , white blood cell , white blood corpuscle , white cell , white corpuscle
process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection phagocytosis
process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid pinocytosis
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