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 +[[glossary:​cell|Cells]] that ingest (and destroy) foreign matter, e.g. [[glossary:​microorganism|microorganisms]] or debris, via [[phagocytosis]],​ i.e. a process by which these cells ingest and kill offending cells by cellular digestion. They are extremely useful as an initial [[immune system]] response to [[tissue]] damage. Examples of these types are [[monocytes]],​ [[glossary:​macrophage|macrophages]],​ and [[neutrophils]]. ​
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