Definition of Phage

1. Noun. A virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria. "Phage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria"

Exact synonyms: Bacteriophage
Generic synonyms: Virus
Specialized synonyms: Coliphage, Typhoid Bacteriophage
Derivative terms: Bacteriophagic, Bacteriophagous



Definition of Phage

1. Noun. (context: microbiology virology) A virus that is parasitic to bacteria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phage

1. an organism that destroys bacteria [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phage

1. 1. Synonym for bacteriophage. 2. Eating, devouring. Origin: L. Phagedaena, Gr Phago, To eat. (20 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phage

phaeochromocytomas
phaeochromocytomata
phaeohyphomycosis
phaeomelanic
phaeomelanin
phaeomycotic cyst
phaeophyte
phaeophytes
phaeopigment
phaeopigments
phaeospore
phaeospores
phaethon
phaeton
phaetons
phage (current term)
phage integrase family
phage typing
phagedena
phagedena tropica
phagedenas
phagedenic
phagedenic gingivitis
phagedenic ulcer
phagedenical
phagedenous
phagemid
phages
phagic
phago-

Literary usage of Phage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Unadsorbed phage was quantified by plating 0.1 ml of the decimal dilution series of the ... After cell-phage contact, the cells were collected by low speed ..."

2. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"Schwarz (263, 4), and Barclay, in his map, appear to agree in placing Beth- phage on the southern shoulder of the " Mount of Offence," above the village of ..."

3. The Publications of the Harleian Society by Harleian Society (1891)
"... Readman April 10 Edward Aldersey April 10 Dorethy d. of Anthony Palmer April 12 phage wife of ..."

4. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"The chancre, unless attacked by phage- drena, usually heals of itself in the course of a few weeks or months. It is sometimes converted into a mucous patch ..."

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