Infect vs Bacteriophage - What's the difference?

infect | bacteriophage |


As a verb infect

is to bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).

As a adjective infect

is (obsolete) infected.

As a noun bacteriophage is

(microbiology|virology) a virus that specifically infects bacteria.

infect

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).
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  • To make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion.
  • Antonyms

    * disinfect

    Derived terms

    * infection * infectible

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Infected.
  • * 1602 , , I. iii. 187:
  • And in the imitation of these twain, / Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns / With an imperial voice, many are infect .
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    bacteriophage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (microbiology, virology) A virus that specifically infects bacteria.
  • Synonyms

    * phage

    See also

    * virophage