name: phagocytosis, engulfment
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def: "The internalization of bacteria, immune complexes and other particulate matter or of an apoptotic cell by phagocytosis, including the membrane and cytoskeletal processes required, which involves one of three mechanisms: zippering of pseudopods around a target via repeated receptor-ligand interactions, sinking of the target directly into plasma membrane of the phagocytosing cell, or induced uptake via an enhanced membrane ruffling of the phagocytosing cell similar to macropinocytosis." [GOC:curators, ISBN:0781735149]
synonym: "phagosome biosynthesis" RELATED 
synonym: "phagosome formation" RELATED 
is_a: GO:0099024 ! plasma membrane invagination
relationship: part_of: GO:0006897 ! endocytosis
relationship: part_of: GO:0006909 ! phagocytosis
intersection_of: GO:0099024 ! plasma membrane invagination
intersection_of: part_of GO:0006909 ! phagocytosis
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