[ mahy-kruh-feyj ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌfeɪdʒ /

noun Immunology.

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

Origin of microphage

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

[ mīkrə-fāj′ ]


A small phagocytic white blood cell.
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