coliphage

[kol-uh-feyj]

noun

any bacteriophage that specifically infects the Escherichia coli bacterium.

Origin of coliphage

1940–45; < New Latin coli- (see coliform) + -phage
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coliphage in Medicine

coliphage

[kōlə-fāj′]

n.

A bacteriophage with an affinity for a strain of Escherichia coli.
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