lysogen

lysogen

[lahy-suh-juhn, -jen]
noun Microbiology.
a bacterial cell or strain that has been infected with a temperate virus, one that does not cause destruction of the cell.

Origin:
1930–35; back formation from lysogenic

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lysogen ly·so·gen (lī'sə-jən)
n.

  1. An agent capable of inducing lysis.

  2. A bacterium in a state of lysogeny.

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