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Noun: bacteriophage  bak'teer-ee-u,feyj
  1. A virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria
    "bacteriophage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria";
    - phage

Derived forms: bacteriophages

Type of: virus

Encyclopedia: Bacteriophage