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
Words nearby phago-
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British Dictionary definitions for phago-
before a vowel phag-
eating, consuming, or destroyingphagocyte
Word Origin for phago-
from Greek phagein to consume
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Medical definitions for phago-
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