As a verb phagocyte
As a noun cytophagy is
the ingestion of cells by phagocytes.
From the (etyl) Phagocyt, modified on the pattern of .
(cytology) A cell of the immune system, such as a neutrophil, macrophage or dendritic cell, that engulfs and destroys viruses, bacteria and waste materials, or in the case of mature dendritic cells; displays antigens from invading pathogens to cells of the lymphoid lineage.
Either from or from the (etyl) phagocyter.
The ingestion of cells by phagocytes