lysogenic

adjective
ly·​so·​gen·​ic | \ ˌlī-sə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce lysogenic (audio) \

Definition of lysogenic

1 : harboring a prophage as hereditary material lysogenic bacteria
2 : temperate sense 3 lysogenic viruses

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Other Words from lysogenic

lysogenicity \ ˌlī-​sə-​jə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce lysogenicity (audio) \ noun

Examples of lysogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the new bladder phage study, Putonti and colleagues at Loyola focused on the more complex lysogenic phages in urine. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Never-before-seen viruses that can kill bacteria stream from women’s bladders," 1 Feb. 2018 Additionally, phages can cause different types of infections, typically either lytic or lysogenic. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Never-before-seen viruses that can kill bacteria stream from women’s bladders," 1 Feb. 2018 In lysogenic infections, phages invade bacterial cells but then sneak their genetic code into that of the bacterium’s, sometimes disrupting genes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Never-before-seen viruses that can kill bacteria stream from women’s bladders," 1 Feb. 2018 Viruses with this quality are called lysogenic phages. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, "Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria," 2 July 2017

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First Known Use of lysogenic

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lysogenic

from the capacity of the prophage to lyse other bacteria

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The first known use of lysogenic was in 1899

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“Lysogenic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lysogenicity. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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lysogenic

adjective
ly·​so·​gen·​ic | \ ˌlī-sə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce lysogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of lysogenic

1 : harboring a prophage as hereditary material lysogenic bacteria
2 : temperate sense 2 lysogenic viruses

Other Words from lysogenic

lysogenicity \ -​jə-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce lysogenicity (audio) \ noun, plural lysogenicities

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