microphage

[ mahy-kruh-feyj ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌfeɪdʒ /

noun Immunology.

a small phagocytic cell in blood or lymph, especially a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.

Nearby words

  1. micropaleontology,
  2. microparasite,
  3. micropathology,
  4. micropayment,
  5. micropenis,
  6. microphagous,
  7. microphakia,
  8. microphallus,
  9. microphanerophyte,
  10. microphone

Origin of microphage

First recorded in 1885–90; micro- + -phage

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Medicine definitions for microphage

microphage

[ mīkrə-fāj′ ]

n.

A small phagocytic white blood cell.

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