Definitions for bacteriophagebækˈtɪər i əˌfeɪdʒ
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bac•te•ri•o•phagebækˈtɪər i əˌfeɪdʒ(n.)
any of a group of viruses that infect specific bacteria, usu. causing their disintegration.
Ref: Also called phage. 1
Origin of bacteriophage:
1920–25; < F
a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria
"phage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria"
A virus that specifically infects bacteria.
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