[ lahy-suh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌlaɪ səˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective Microbiology.

harboring a temperate virus as a prophage or plasmid.

Origin of lysogenic

1895–1900; lyso- (representing lysis) + -genic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for lysogenic

[ lī′sə-jĕnĭk ]


Causing or having the power to cause lysis.
Of or relating to a bacterium in a state of lysogeny.
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