ly·​sog·​e·​nize lī-ˈsä-jə-ˌnīz How to pronounce lysogenize (audio)
lysogenized; lysogenizing
lysogenization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lysogenize was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Lysogenize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants also British lysogenise
lysogenized also British lysogenised; lysogenizing also British lysogenising
: to render lysogenic
lysogenization noun
also British lysogenisation
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