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Definitions and Synonyms of bacteriophage | Another word for bacteriophage | What is bacteriophage?

Definition 1: a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria - [noun denoting animal]

Samples where bacteriophage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for bacteriophage in the sense of this definition

(bacteriophage is a kind of ...) (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein

(... is a kind of bacteriophage ) a bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli

(... is a kind of bacteriophage ) a bacteriophage specific for the bacterium Salmonella typhi

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