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Meaning of bacteriophage

bac•te•ri•o•phage

Pronunciation: (bak-tēr'ē-u-fāj"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a group of viruses that infect specific bacteria, usually causing their disintegration or dissolution. Also called
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