Medical Dictionary


noun bac·te·ri·o·phage \bak-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌfāj, -ˌfäzh\

Medical Definition of BACTERIOPHAGE

:  a virus that infects bacteria—called also phage
bac·te·ri·oph·a·gy \(ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈäf-ə-jē\ noun, plural bac·te·ri·oph·a·gies

Illustration of BACTERIOPHAGE

May 24, 2015
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