lysogeny

[ lahy-soj-uh-nee ]

nounMicrobiology.
  1. the state of being lysogenic.

Origin of lysogeny

1
First recorded in 1955–60; lyso(genic) + -geny

Words Nearby lysogeny

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British Dictionary definitions for lysogeny

lysogeny

/ (laɪˈsɒdʒənɪ) /


noun
  1. the biological process in which a bacterium is infected by a bacteriophage that integrates its DNA into that of the host such that the host is not destroyed

Derived forms of lysogeny

  • lysogenic (ˌlaɪsəʊˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective

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