(Physiologie) Cellule capable d'en digérer d'autres.
ETYM Greek phagein to eat + cyto a hollow vessel.
Type of white blood cell, or leukocyte, that can engulf a bacterium or other invading microorganism. Phagocytes are found in blood, lymph, and other body tissues, where they also ingest foreign matter and dead tissue. A macrophage differs in size and life span.
A cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms.
Leukocyte destroying harmful bacteria, etc.