microphage

(redirected from microphagocyte)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

microphage

 [mi´kro-fāj]
a small phagocyte; an actively motile neutrophil capable of phagocytosis.

mi·cro·phage

(mī'krō-fāj),
A polymorphonuclear leukocyte that is phagocytic.
See also: phagocyte.
Synonym(s): microphagocyte
[micro- + phag(ocyte)]

microphage

/mi·cro·phage/ (mi´kro-fāj) a small phagocyte; an actively motile neutrophil capable of phagocytosis.

microphage

[mī′krəfāj]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + phagein, to eat
a neutrophil capable of ingesting small things, such as bacteria. Compare macrophage. microphagic, adj.

mi·cro·phage

(mī'krō-fāj)
A polymorphonuclear leukocyte that is phagocytic.
See also: phagocyte

microphage

a small phagocyte; an actively motile neutrophilic leukocyte capable of phagocytosis.