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

Time Traveler
The first known use of microphage was in 1887

Dictionary Entries Near microphage

Cite this Entry

“Microphage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microphage. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

microphage

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