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phage

 (fāj)
n.
A bacteriophage.

phage

(feɪdʒ)
n
(Microbiology) short for bacteriophage

phage

(feɪdʒ)

n.
[by shortening]

-phage

a combining form meaning “a thing that devours,” used esp. in the names of viruses and phagocytes: bacteriophage; macrophage.
[n. use of Greek -phagos -phagous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
coliphage - a bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli
typhoid bacteriophage - a bacteriophage specific for the bacterium Salmonella typhi
Translations

phage

[ˈfeɪdʒ] n (=bacteriophage) → phage m

phage

n. bacteriófago.
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Results suggest the existence of major worldwide clones of Salmonella Enteritidis, of which most strains belong to phage type (PT) 4, followed by PT8 and PT1 (1,6).
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns were the same in all isolates, regardless of phage type.
Experimental infection of egg-lying hens with Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4.
In 2004, another outbreak of a rare phage type of S.
coli O157 known as Phage Type 8 and cases occurred across England, Scotland and Wales.
For the recovery of phage, a single, well-isolated plaque was picked and replated twice to ensure isolation of a single phage type.
The outbreak was especially noteworthy because it involved phage type 30, "a rare phage type that we had not detected in California residents before," Dr.
In the 1950s, a penicillin-resistant strain known as phage type 80/81, first reported in Australia and Canada but later becoming pandemic, caused skin infections, sepsis, and severe pneumonia in healthy children and young adults.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said its own investigations had linked the rise in cases of Salmonella Enteritidis Phage Type 14b (PT14b) to the catering industry.
Dr Deb Wilson told a board meeting of the Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust that the Phage Type 56 strain of salmonella had only been discovered in 2002.
The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) said that since September 26 there have been 102 cases reported of a type of salmonella called 'enteritidis phage type 14B', mostly acquired within England.