phage

noun
\ˈfāj also ˈfäzh \

Definition of phage 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Definition of -phage (Entry 2 of 2)

: virus or cell that destroys cells bacteriophage microphage

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Now, an equivalent process could be done in a week using phage display. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Nobel awarded for using Darwin’s ideas to make antibodies and catalysts," 3 Oct. 2018 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Smith and Winter meanwhile worked with a technique called phage display. Umair Irfan, Vox, "3 scientists sped up evolution in a lab. Their work just won a Nobel Prize.," 3 Oct. 2018 Doctors and researchers made the bold decision to try out the phage. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Virus fished from pond cures man’s deadly antibiotic-resistant infection," 20 Mar. 2018 Running phages through modern clinical testing has proved difficult in the past. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Can bacteria-slaying viruses defeat antibiotic-resistant infections? A new U.S. clinical center aims to find out," 21 June 2018 While researching last-resort options, Strathdee came across research on using phages. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "Scientists Are Using a New Weapon to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria—Viruses," 21 June 2018 The startup is working with bacteria-eating viruses called phages to isolate proteins that can make superbug-killing drugs. Ari Altstedter, Bloomberg.com, "The Startups Waging War Against Superbugs," 25 June 2018 For now, phage therapy remains an experimental treatment. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "Scientists Are Using a New Weapon to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria—Viruses," 21 June 2018 But this pond phage isn’t your garden-variety microbial marauder. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Virus fished from pond cures man’s deadly antibiotic-resistant infection," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of phage

Noun

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phage

Noun

by shortening

Noun combining form

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

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phage

noun
\ˈfāj also ˈfäzh\

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