Definition of microphage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌfāj/


A small phagocytic blood cell, in particular a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
Example sentences
  • They get into cells that are supposed to protect us from bacteria, the microphages, and it's in there that they're able to produce this toxin.
  • In addition, T-cells can create microphages and scavenger cells that scour the body looking for foreign substances in need of a smackdown.
  • Macrophages are not as numerous as microphages, and there are no large reserves of them, but they are longer lived than microphages.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·phage

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