HyperDic: phagocyte

English > 1 sense of the word phagocyte:
NOUNbodyphagocyte, scavenger cella cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
phagocyte > pronunciation
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > phagocyte: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms.
Synonymscavenger cell
Narrowerfixed phagocyteA phagocyte that does not circulate in the blood but is fixed in the liver or spleen or bone marrow etc.
free phagocyteA phagocyte that circulates in the blood
macrophageA large phagocyte
Broadersomatic cell, vegetative cellAny of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
Adjectivesphagocyticcapable of functioning as a phagocyte

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