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 History of this Word

"phago" is from "phagein" (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 prefix,
phagolysosome
phagophobia

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grammar is modifier

"phago-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "eating" or "consuming" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

phago- illustration Phagocyte incubation chambers provide a microenvironment for germ cells of the green sea urchin.
phago- illustration Phagomania is sweeping the country!