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phagocyte(făg`əsīt'): see bloodblood,
fluid pumped by the heart that circulates throughout the body via the arteries, veins, and capillaries (see circulatory system; heart). An adult male of average size normally has about 6 quarts (5.6 liters) of blood.
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(cell and molecular biology)
An ameboid cell that engulfs foreign material.
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an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms
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