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neutrophil phagocytosis

Phagocytic cells involved in phagocytosis of E. coli -the filopodial type is a macrophage and the lamellar type is a monocyte. A macrophage is a large, mature phagocyte that can ingest and destroy invading microbes, foreign particles, cancerous or diseased cells and cellular debris. A monocyte is a circulating phagocyte that ingests microbes, invading particles, and cellular debris. Monocytes mature into macrophages and are both part of the reticuloendothelial system. SEM X805

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Taken on June 4, 2012