Phagocytes

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A phagocyte is a [[White blood cell|white blood cell involved]] in the [[Immune response|immune response]]. It removes harmful [[Pathogens|pathogens]] from the [[Blood|blood]] by the process of [[Phagocytosis|phagocytosis]].  
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A phagocyte is a [[White blood cell|white blood cell involved]] in the [[Immune response|immune response]]. It removes harmful [[Pathogens|pathogens]] from the [[Blood|blood]] by the process of [[Phagocytosis|phagocytosis]] ( whereby pathogens are engulfed into a phagosome, then lysosomes bind to form a phagolysosome).  
  
 
There are several types of phagocytes, including:  
 
There are several types of phagocytes, including:  

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A phagocyte is a white blood cell involved in the immune response. It removes harmful pathogens from the blood by the process of phagocytosis ( whereby pathogens are engulfed into a phagosome, then lysosomes bind to form a phagolysosome).

There are several types of phagocytes, including:

Granulocytes are white blood cells containing digestive enzymes, which are stored in granules. They form part of the innate immune response.

There are three types of granulocyte:

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