one that eats or destroys (something specified): bacteriophage
Origin of -phage; from Classical Greek phagein: see -phagous
One that eats: macrophage.
Origin of -phageFrom Greek -phagos, eating, from phagein, to eat; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.
Ancient Greek Ï†Î±Î³Î·Ï„ÏŒÎ½ (phageton, “food, consumption"), from Ï†Î±Î³Îµá¿–Î½ (phagein) aorist of á¼ÏƒÎ¸Î¯Ï‰ (esthiÅ), á¼”Î´Ï‰ (edÅ, “to eat, to consume").