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phagocyte

phag·o·cyte

phagocyte

 
pronunciation:
fae g saIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a cell, esp. a leukocyte, that surrounds and ingests foreign particles, microorganisms, and other cells in the blood and tissues.
derivation: phagocytic (adj.)
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The word phagocyte contains the following parts:
phag, -phage, -phagy Greek root that means eat