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lysogenic

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adjective ly·so·gen·ic \ˌlī-sə-ˈje-nik\

Definition of lysogenic

  1. 1 :  harboring a prophage as hereditary material <lysogenic bacteria>

  2. 2 :  temperate 3 <lysogenic viruses>

lysogenicity play \-jə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun


Origin of lysogenic

from the capacity of the prophage to lyse other bacteria


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

lysogenic

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adjective ly·so·gen·ic \ˌlī-sə-ˈjen-ik\

Medical Definition of lysogenic

  1. 1:  harboring a prophage as hereditary material <lysogenic bacteria>

  2. 2:  temperate 2 <lysogenic viruses>

lysogenicity \-jə-ˈnis-ət-ē\play noun plural lysogenicities



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