Definition of phagocyte noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

phagocyte

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfæɡəsaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæɡəsaɪt//
 
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a type of cell present in the body that is able to absorb bacteria and other small cells Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek phago- ‘eating’ (from the verb phagein) + -cyte.
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