Phag"o*cyte(?), n. [Gr. to eat + a hollow vessel.] (Physiol.) A leucocyte which plays a part in retrogressive processes by taking up (eating), in the form of fine granules, the parts to be removed.
Pha*i`no*pep"la(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. shining + robe.] (Zol.) A small crested passerine bird (Phanopepla nitens), native of Mexico and the Southern United States. The adult male is of a uniform glossy blue-black; the female is brownish. Called also black flycatcher.
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