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One that eats or ingests: macrophage.
n combining form
indicating something that eats or consumes something specified: bacteriophage.
[from Greek -phagos; see phago-]
-phagous adj combining form
a combining form meaning “a thing that devours,” used esp. in the names of viruses and phagocytes: bacteriophage; macrophage.
[n. use of Greek -phagos -phagous]