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lysogenic

[ lahy-suh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌlaɪ səˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective Microbiology.
harboring a temperate virus as a prophage or plasmid.
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Origin of lysogenic

1895–1900; lyso- (representing lysis) + -genic
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Medical definitions for lysogenic

lysogenic
[ lī′sə-jĕnĭk ]

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