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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.
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2008) also reported that dietary supplementation of chito-oligosaccharide appeared to improve the immunity of broilers by promoting the weight of the main immune organs, increasing immunoglobulin M (IgM) secretion, and stimulating microphages to release TNF-[alpha], IL-1, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IFN-[beta], and activating iNOS to induce NO.
To perform the FFF-CL-based CAF immunoassay, we mixed 100 [micro]g of antibody-coated microphages with 100 [micro]L of CAF calibrator and 100 [micro]L of CAF-HRP diluted in IB; this mixture was then injected into the flow FFF system.
Researchers have surmised that HIV targets macrophages, white blood cells abundantly present in the brain, and it is these virus-laden microphages that cause CNS cell destruction.