phago-


a combining form meaning “eating, devouring,” used in the formation of compound words: phagocyte.

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Origin of phago-

<Greek, combining form akin to phageîn to eat, devour
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British Dictionary definitions for phago-

phago-

before a vowel phag-


combining form

eating, consuming, or destroyingphagocyte

Word Origin for phago-

from Greek phagein to consume
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Medical definitions for phago-

phago-

pref.

Eating; consuming:phagocyte.
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