phage typing

phage typing n determination of the phage type of a bacterium

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characterization of bacteria, extending to strain differences, by demonstration of susceptibility to a race or races (a spectrum) of bacteriophage; this is widely applied to staphylococci, typhoid bacilli, and other bacteria for epidemiological purposes.

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