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coliphage

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noun co·li·phage \ˈkō-lə-ˌfāj, -ˌfäzh\

Definition of coliphage

  1. :  any bacteriophage active against E. coli



1944

First Known Use of coliphage

1944


Medical Dictionary

coliphage

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noun co·li·phage \ˈkō-lə-ˌfāj, -ˌfäzh\

Medical Definition of coliphage

  1. :  a bacteriophage active against colon bacilli




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