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A bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli.

[New Latin (Escherichia) colī, species name; see E. coli + -phage.]


(Microbiology) a bacteriophage


(ˈkɒl əˌfeɪdʒ)

any bacteriophage that specifically infects the Escherichia coli bacterium.
[1940–45; < New Latin coli- + -phage]
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Noun1.coliphage - a bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli
bacteriophage, phage - a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria; "phage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria"
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