lysogenic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Capable of causing or undergoing lysis.
- Of or relating to lysogeny.
lysogenic - Medical Definition
- Causing or having the power to cause lysis.
- Of or relating to a bacterium in a state of lysogeny.
Variant of lysogeny
a dormant viral infection of bacteria in which the genetic material of a virus combines with that of a host bacterium
- lysogenic adjective