phage

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noun \ˈfāj also ˈfäzh\

Origin and Etymology of phage

by shortening


First Known Use: 1925

Other Microbiology Terms


-phage

noun combining form

Definition of -phage

  1. :  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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