phagocytic index


phagocytic index
noun
: a measure of phagocytic activity determined by counting the number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte during a limited period of incubation of a suspension of bacteria and phagocytes in serum

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the average number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte in an incubated mixture of bacteria, phagocytes, and blood serum: used in determining the opsonic index.
[1900-05]

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phagocytic index,
the average number of bacteria destroyed by each phagocyte during an incubation of phagocytes, bacteria, and serum.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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