a combining form meaning “eating, devouring,” used in the formation of compound words: phagocyte.
Compare -phage, -phagous, -phagy.

< Greek, combining form akin to phageîn to eat, devour Unabridged
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phago- or (before a vowel) phag-
combining form
eating, consuming, or destroying: phagocyte
[from Greek phagein to consume]
phag- or (before a vowel) phag-
combining form
[from Greek phagein to consume]

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phago- pref.
Eating; consuming: phagocyte.

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