lysogenic


ly·so·gen·ic

adjective \ˌlī-sə-ˈje-nik\

Definition of LYSOGENIC

1
:  harboring a prophage as hereditary material <lysogenic bacteria>
2
:  temperate 3 <lysogenic viruses>
ly·so·ge·nic·i·ty \-jə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

Origin of LYSOGENIC

from the capacity of the prophage to lyse other bacteria
First Known Use: 1899

ly·so·gen·ic

adjective \ˌlī-sə-ˈjen-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYSOGENIC

1
: harboring a prophage as hereditary material <lysogenic bacteria>
2
: temperate 2 <lysogenic viruses>
ly·so·ge·nic·i·ty \-jə-ˈnis-ət-ē\ noun, plural ly·so·ge·nic·i·ties

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