microphage

noun

mi·​cro·​phage ˈmī-krə-ˌfāj How to pronounce microphage (audio)
 also  -ˌfäzh
: a small phagocyte and especially a neutrophil or eosinophil

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microphage was in 1887

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“Microphage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microphage. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

microphage

noun
mi·​cro·​phage
ˈmī-krə-ˌfāj also -ˌfäzh
: a small phagocyte
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