HyperDic: phage

English > 1 sense of the word phage:
NOUNanimalphage, bacteriophagea virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria
English > phage: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningA virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria.
Example"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"
Synonymbacteriophage
NarrowercoliphageA bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli
typhoid bacteriophageA bacteriophage specific for the bacterium Salmonella typhi
Broadervirus(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts
Spanishbacteriófago
Catalanbacteriòfag, fag

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