Definition of phage
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Outbreaks of cholera tend to wax and wane and are affected by many factors, including flooding, population displacement, the immunity of victims and a phage virus that attacks Vibrio bacteria.
The challenge, of course, is which phages should be chosen to do the job?
A posse of little guys called phages, which are actually viruses that infect bacteria and kill them.
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Origin and Etymology of phage
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
Definition of -phage
: virus or cell that destroys cells bacteriophage microphage
Origin and Etymology of -phage
Greek -phagos one that eats, from -phagos -phagous
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