a bacteriophage that infects the bacterium Escherichia coli
Hypernyms: ↑bacteriophage, ↑phage

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\\ˈkäləˌfāj\ noun (-s)
Etymology: col- (II) + -phage
: a bacteriophage active against the colon bacillus

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/kol"euh fayj'/, n.
any bacteriophage that specifically infects the Escherichia coli bacterium.
[1940-45; < NL coli- (see COLIFORM) + -PHAGE]

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