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prophage

noun pro·phage \ˈprō-ˌfāj, -ˌfäzh\

Definition of PROPHAGE

:  an intracellular form of a bacteriophage in which it is harmless to the host, is usually integrated into the hereditary material of the host, and reproduces when the host does
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First Known Use of PROPHAGE

1951
Medical Dictionary

prophage

noun pro·phage \ˈprō-ˌfāj, -ˌfäzh\

Medical Definition of PROPHAGE

:  an intracellular form of a bacteriophage in which it is harmless to the host, is usually integrated into the hereditary material of the host, and reproduces when the host does

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