Definition of phage in English:

phage

noun

  • short for bacteriophage
    • ‘Unbound phages were separated from phages bound to antibodies in normal plasma by centrifugation.’
    • ‘Bacterial viruses are called phages, and phage therapy, while about a century old, is making a bit of a comeback, perhaps as a substitute for antibiotics.’
    • ‘Bacteriophages, or phages, infect bacteria in order to reproduce inside.’
    • ‘The strain of staphylococci are recognized by natural virus parasites called phages.’
    • ‘Research shows phages may help reduce Salmonella contamination on fresh-cut fruits’

Pronunciation:

phage

/feɪdʒ/