Phagocyte vs Cytophagy - What's the difference?

phagocyte | cytophagy |


As a verb phagocyte

is .

As a noun cytophagy is

the ingestion of cells by phagocytes.

phagocyte

English

Etymology 1

From the (etyl) Phagocyt, modified on the pattern of .

Noun

(wikipedia phagocyte) (en noun)
  • (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.
  • Etymology 2

    Either from or from the (etyl) phagocyter.

    Verb

  • phagocytose
  • cytophagy

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The ingestion of cells by phagocytes