probacteriophage

The stage of a temperate bacteriophage in which the genome is incorporated in the genetic apparatus of the bacterial host. SYN: prophage.
- defective p. defective bacteriophage.

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pro·bac·te·rio·phage -bak-'tir-ē-ə-.fāj, -.fäzh n PROPHAGE

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pro·bac·te·rio·phage (pro″bak-teґre-o-fāj″) prophage.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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