[ feyj ]
/ feɪdʒ /
Origin of phage
by shortening, or independent use of -phage
Definition 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-phagous, adj combining form
Word Origin for -phage
from Greek -phagos; see phago-
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Medicine definitions for phage (1 of 2)
[ fāj ]
Medicine definitions for phage (2 of 2)
One that eats:macrophage.
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