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coliphage

[ kol-uh-feyj ]
/ ˈkɒl əˌfeɪdʒ /
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noun
any bacteriophage that specifically infects the Escherichia coli bacterium.
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Origin of coliphage

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