Definition of microphage in English:

microphage

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˌfeɪdʒ/

noun

Physiology
  • A small phagocytic blood cell, in particular a polymorphonuclear leucocyte.
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    • 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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