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A small phagocytic blood cell, in particular a polymorphonuclear leucocyte.
- ‘In addition, T-cells can create microphages and scavenger cells that scour the body looking for foreign substances in need of a smackdown.’
- ‘They get into cells that are supposed to protect us from bacteria, the microphages, and it's in there that they're able to produce this toxin.’
- ‘Macrophages are not as numerous as microphages, and there are no large reserves of them, but they are longer lived than microphages.’
- ‘It's quite possible that the microbes may be more powerful than the microphages, in which case it's the microphage that gets shot before it can wield the baton.’
- ‘This method can be applied to both macrophages and microphages.’
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