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phage

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Pronunciation: /feɪdʒ
 
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Definition of phage in English:

noun

Short for bacteriophage.
Example sentences
  • Bacterial viruses are called phages, and phage therapy, while about a century old, is making a bit of a comeback, perhaps as a substitute for antibiotics.
  • Research shows phages may help reduce Salmonella contamination on fresh-cut fruits
  • Bacteriophages, or phages, infect bacteria in order to reproduce inside.

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