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 φαγητόν (phageton, “food, consumption”), from φαγεῖν (phagein) aorist of ἐσθίω (esthiō), ἔδω (edō, “to eat, to consume”).