What does Bacteriophage mean?

Bacteriophage meaning in General Dictionary

a virus which infects germs also colloquially called phage in laboratory jargon

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  • a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in micro-organisms

Bacteriophage meaning in Medical Dictionary

A virus that lives within a bacterium, replicating it self and finally destroying the bacterial mobile. Bacteriophages have-been very useful when you look at the study of bacterial and molecular genetics. These are typically sometimes merely called phages.

Bacteriophage meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1921, from French bact

Bacteriophage meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

a representative that's known to destroy bacteria; its only mixed up in presence of bacteria that's prone to damage that it could cause.

Bacteriophage - French to English