what is difference between bacteriophage and phage
Borrowed from French bactériophage, coined by microbiologist Félix d’Hérelle, from bacterio- (“bacteria”) + -phage (“eater”).
- IPA(key): /bækˈtɪəɹ.ɪəʊˌfeɪdʒ/
- enPR: bâk’tîr’ē’ə’fāj
- Hyphenation: bac‧ter‧i‧o‧phage
bacteriophage (plural bacteriophages)
- (microbiology, virology) A virus that specifically infects bacteria.
From Ancient Greek -φάγος (-phágos, “eater”), from φαγ- (phag-), aorist stem of ἐσθίω (esthíō), ἔδω (édō, “to eat, to consume”).
- IPA(key): /feɪdʒ/
- Rhymes: -eɪdʒ
phage (plural phages or phage)
- (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
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phage m (plural phages)
- Synonym of bactériophage