Definitions for "Phagocyte"
a cell (e.g., neutrophil, monocyte or macrophage) capable of engulfing material or other cells and digesting them.
a cell which can surround and destroy foreign particles, e.g. cell debris or bacteria.
A cell (as a white blood cell) that engulfs and consumes foreign material (as microorganisms) and debris.
A leucocyte which plays a part in retrogressive processes by taking up (eating), in the form of fine granules, the parts to be removed.