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Question 1 of 7
True or false? British English and American English are only different when it comes to slang words.
Origin of phage
By shortening, or independent use of -phage
Other definitions for phage (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “a thing that devours,” used in the formation of compound words, especially the names of phagocytes: macrophage.
Origin of -phage
Noun use of Greek -phagos-phagous
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British Dictionary definitions for phage (1 of 2)
/ (feɪdʒ) /
short for bacteriophage
British Dictionary definitions for phage (2 of 2)
n combining form
indicating something that eats or consumes something specifiedbacteriophage
Derived forms of -phage-phagous, adj combining form
Word Origin for -phage
from Greek -phagos; see phago-
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