Phage



[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 bacteriophage.

word-forming element meaning “eater,” from stem of Greek phagein “to eat” (see -phagous).

phage (fāj)
n.
See bacteriophage.

-phage suff.
One that eats: macrophage.

A program that modifies other programs or databases in unauthorised ways; especially one that propagates a virus or Trojan horse. See also worm, mockingbird. The analogy, of course, is with phage viruses in biology.
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