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lysogen

[lahy-suh-juh n, -jen] /ˈlaɪ sə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Microbiology
1.
a bacterial cell or strain that has been infected with a temperate virus, one that does not cause destruction of the cell.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; back formation from lysogenic
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lysogen in Medicine

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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