lysogenize

[ lahy-soj-uh-nahyz ]
/ laɪˈsɒdʒ əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), ly·sog·e·nized, ly·sog·e·niz·ing.Microbiology.

to make lysogenic.

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Also especially British, ly·sog·e·nise .

Origin of lysogenize

First recorded in 1950–55; lysogen(ic) + -ize
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Medical definitions for lysogenize

lysogenize
[ lī-sŏjĭ-nīz′ ]

v.

To make lysogenic.

Other words from lysogenize

ly•sog′e•ni•zation (-nĭ-zāshən) n.
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