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  1. Category: Microbiology

    Ref: bacteriophage.

Origin of phage:

by shortening


  1. a combining form meaning “a thing that devours,” used esp. in the names of viruses and phagocytes:

    bacteriophage; macrophage.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -phage:

n. use of Gk -phagos -phagous


  1. -phage(Suffix)

    Something that eats, or consumes.

  2. Origin: From suffix -phagus, from φάγος, from φαγεῖν.


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