Literally meaning: “big eater”
Origin: Anc Greek
+φάγος/phogos(=eater) > έφαγον/ephagon(=indefinite tense of verb "εσθίω"/esthio(eat, devour)
Macrophage is a type of mononuclear leucocyte produced by the division of monocytes. Macrophages are part of body’s immune system characteised by their ability to engulf and then digest foreing particles as bacteria.