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lysogeny

[lahy-soj-uh-nee] /laɪˈsɒdʒ ə ni/
noun, Microbiology
1.
the state of being lysogenic.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; lyso(genic) + -geny
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  • Those phages able to undergo lysogeny are known as temperate phages.
British Dictionary definitions for lysogeny

lysogeny

/laɪˈsɒdʒənɪ/
noun
1.
the biological process in which a bacterium is infected by a bacteriophage that integrates its DNA into that of the host such that the host is not destroyed
Derived Forms
lysogenic (ˌlaɪsəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) adjective
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lysogeny in Medicine

lysogeny ly·sog·e·ny (lī-sŏj'ə-nē)
n.
The fusion of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage with that of a host bacterium so that the potential exists for the newly integrated genetic material to be transmitted to daughter cells at each subsequent cell division.

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