bacteriophage vs phage what difference

what is difference between bacteriophage and phage

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French bactériophage, coined by microbiologist Félix d’Hérelle, from bacterio- (bacteria) +‎ -phage (eater).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bækˈtɪəɹ.ɪəʊˌfeɪdʒ/
  • enPR: bâk’tîr’ē’ə’fāj
  • Hyphenation: bac‧ter‧i‧o‧phage

Noun

bacteriophage (plural bacteriophages)

  1. (microbiology, virology) A virus that specifically infects bacteria.

Synonyms

  • phage

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • virophage


English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek -φάγος (-phágos, eater), from φαγ- (phag-), aorist stem of ἐσθίω (esthíō), ἔδω (édō, to eat, to consume).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feɪdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪdʒ

Noun

phage (plural phages or phage)

  1. (microbiology, virology) A virus that is parasitic on bacteria.
    • “The plural word phages refers to different types of phage, whereas in common usage the word phage can be both singular and plural, referring in the plural sense to particles of the same type of phage.” Maloy et al: Microbial Genetics, 2nd ed., 1984, →ISBN, p. 81

Synonyms

  • bacteriophage

See also

  • virophage

References

  • phage on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • phage therapy on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Pegah

French

Noun

phage m (plural phages)

  1. Synonym of bactériophage

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