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phagocyte

noun [C] uk   /ˈfæɡ.ə.saɪt/ us    /-oʊ-/ specialized
a type of cell in the body that can surround things and swallow them, especially a white blood cell that protects the body against infection by destroying bacteriaCellsThe circulatory system and blood
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