[fey-uh-thuh n, -thon] /ˈfeɪ ə θən, -ˌθɒn/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a son of Helios who borrowed the chariot of the sun and drove it so close to earth that Zeus struck him down to save the world.
an asteroid (6.9 km in diameter) that has an orbit approaching close to the sun and releases fragments of dust that enter the earth’s atmosphere as meteors
(Greek myth) the son of Helios (the sun god) who borrowed his father’s chariot and nearly set the earth on fire by approaching too close to it. Zeus averted the catastrophe by striking him down with a thunderbolt
[fey-i-tn or, esp. British, feyt-n] /ˈfeɪ ɪ tn or, esp. British, ˈfeɪt n/ noun 1. any of various light, four-wheeled carriages, with or without a top, having one or two seats facing forward, used in the 19th century. 2. a vintage automobile of the touring-car type. /ˈfeɪtən/ noun 1. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with […]
1. a combining form meaning “a thing that devours,” used in the formation of compound words, especially the names of phagocytes: macrophage. combining form 1. indicating something that eats or consumes something specified: bacteriophage word-forming element meaning “eater,” from stem of Greek phagein “to eat” (see -phagous). -phage suff. One that eats: macrophage.
[feyj] /feɪdʒ/ noun 1. . 1. a combining form meaning “a thing that devours,” used in the formation of compound words, especially the names of phagocytes: macrophage. /feɪdʒ/ noun 1. short for bacteriophage combining form 1. indicating something that eats or consumes something specified: bacteriophage n. virus that destroys bacteria, 1917, an abbreviated form of […]
[faj-i-dee-nuh] /ˌfædʒ ɪˈdi nə/ noun, Pathology. 1. a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer. /ˌfædʒɪˈdiːnə/ noun 1. (pathol) a rapidly spreading ulcer that destroys tissues as it increases in size phagedena phag·e·de·na (fāj’ĭ-dē’nə) n. A cutaneous ulcer that rapidly spreads peripherally, destroying tissues as it increases in size. Also called phagedenic ulcer. phag’e·den’ic (-děn’ĭk) adj.