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microphage

[ mahy-kruh-feyj ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌfeɪdʒ /
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noun Immunology.

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

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Origin of microphage

First recorded in 1885–90; micro- + -phage
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Medical definitions for microphage

microphage
[ mīkrə-fāj′ ]

n.

A small phagocytic white blood cell.
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