phagocytize

/fag"euh suy'tuyz, -si tuyz'/, v.t., phagocytized, phagocytizing.
(of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
Also, esp. Brit., phagocytise.
[1920-25; PHAGOCYTE + -IZE]

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