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: