macrophagy

macrophagy

[′mak·rə‚fā·jē]
(biology)
Feeding on large particulate matter.
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[sup][16] These demonstrated that in response to either intrinsic or extrinsic stimulations, macrophagy plays a role in the progress of atherosclerosis by autophagy activation.
The differences in feeding biology may be, for instance, between planktotro-phy or macrophagy and between lecithotrophy or active feeding.