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Meaning of 噬

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: to devour; to bite
Chinese Definition:
①咬,吞:噬肤(a.喻犯罪受刑的人;b.喻关系亲近)。噬贤(嫉害贤能)。噬啮。吞噬。噬脐莫及。
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ shì ] divination using the stalks of plants; divining rod
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Example Words:
吞噬 [ tūn shì ]: to swallow; to engulf; to gobble up
吞噬作用 [ tūn shì zuò yòng ]: phagocytosis (ingesting and destroying foreign matter)
吞噬细胞 [ tūn shì bāo ]: phagocyte (cell that ingests and destroys foreign matter)
噬咬 [ shì yǎo ]: to bite
噬菌体 [ shì jūn ]: bacteriophage; phage; virus that infects bacteria
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