Phagocytosis

Science / Biology / Phagocytosis: A form of endocytosis in which white blood cells surround and engulf invading bacteria or viruses.

Echinacea (Echinacea purperea)

Health / Herbs / Echinacea (Echinacea purperea): An immune stimulant by increasing phagocytosis, used to treat fevers and minor infections. MORE

Phagocytes

Science / Biology / Phagocytes: White blood cells that can engulf (by phagocytosis) and destroy microorganisms including viruses and bacteria; cells in this category include neutrophils and monocytes. MORE

Intracellular Digestion

Science / Biology / Intracellular Digestion: A form of digestion in which food is taken into cells by phagocytosis; found in sponges and most protozoa and coelenterates. MORE

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