What does phagocytic mean?

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  1. Of or pertaining to phagocytes or phagocytosis.
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These lipid-laden phagocytic cells tend to deposit within the skin and tendons, leading to xanthomas.
In all of these cases, the secondary plastid is enclosed by multiple membranes, the outermost of which is apparently a derivative of the original phagocytic vacuole.
The phagocytic capacity of neutrophils remains high throughout the peripartum period but the killing capacity is impaired.
In particular, the origin of the so-called phagocytic mononuclear ameboid wandering cell had not been definitively determined.
In general, chemotactic and phagocytic responses are significantly reduced.
In incipient cases the tubercles might be as readily absorbed as catgut ligature, and the germs, if any, fall to phagocytic prey.

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