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phagocytePhagozyt (ger.)

  • A cell that can incorporate and store or break down solid particles (bacteria, other cells, foreign material, etc.); esp. a neutrophil or macrophage. (OED 2011)

    Fresszellen (Phagocyten)

    Metschnikoff, E. (1883). Untersuchungen über die intrazelluläre Verdauung bei wirbellosen Tieren. Arb. zool. Inst. Univ. Wien 5 (2), 1-28: 24; cf. id. (1883-84). Untersuchungen über die mesodermalen Phagocyten einiger Wirbelloser. Biol. Centralbl. 3, 560-565.


    Amœboid cells were frequently budded off from the ectoderm to join the other devouring cells (phagocytes) in the body.

    Metchnikoff, E. (1884). Researches on the intracellular digestion of invertebrates. Quarterly Journal of the Microscopic Sciences 24, 89-111: 110.

Herrlinger, R. (1956). Die historische Entwicklung des Begriffes Phagocytose. Erg. Anat. Entwicklungsgesch. 35, 334-357.