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 History of this Word

"phage" is from "phagein" (to eat) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
prophage
necrophage
xylophage
coliphage

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-phage" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates something that eats. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-phage illustration Just as viruses infect people, bacteriophage infects bacteria.
-phage illustration This modification of polyurethanes may alter macrophage adhesion,