coliphage

[ kol-uh-feyj ]
/ ˈkɒl əˌfeɪdʒ /

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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Medical definitions for coliphage

coliphage
[ kōlə-fāj′ ]

n.

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