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bacteriophage (n.)

"virus that parasitizes a bacterium by infecting it and reproducing inside it," 1921, from French bactériophage (1917), from bacterio-, combining form of bacteria, + -phage.

updated on December 23, 2018

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Definitions of bacteriophage from WordNet

bacteriophage (n.)
a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria;
Synonyms: phage
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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