phage

noun \ ˈfāj also ˈfäzh \

Definition of phage

Recent Examples of phage from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'phage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of phage

by shortening

Other Microbiology Terms


-phage

noun combining form

Definition of -phage

: virus or cell that destroys cells
  • bacteriophage
  • microphage

Origin and Etymology of -phage

Greek -phagos one that eats, from -phagos -phagous


Medical Dictionary

phage

noun \ ˈfāj also ˈfäzh \

medical Definition of phage


Learn More about phage


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to dancing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!