bacteriophage

See also: bactériophage

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bactériophage, coined by microbiologist Félix d'Hérelle, from bacterio- (bacteria) +‎ -phage (eater).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bækˈtɪəɹ.ɪəʊˌfeɪdʒ/
  • enPR: bâk'tîr'ē'ə'fāj
  • Hyphenation: bac‧ter‧i‧o‧phage

NounEdit

bacteriophage (plural bacteriophages)

  1. (microbiology, virology) A virus that specifically infects bacteria.

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