Phag



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.

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