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phage

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noun \ˈfāj also ˈfäzh\

Definition of phage



Origin of phage

by shortening


First Known Use: 1925

Other Microbiology Terms

Rhymes with phage


-phage

noun combining form

Definition of -phage

  1. :  virus or cell that destroys cells <bacteriophage> <microphage>



Origin of -phage

Greek -phagos one that eats, from -phagos -phagous


Medical Dictionary

phage

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noun \ˈfāj also ˈfäzh\

Medical Definition of phage




Learn More about phage

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "phage" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "phage"


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