bacteriolysin bac·te·ri·ol·y·sin (bāk-tēr’ē-ŏl’ĭ-sĭn, -ə-lī’sĭn)
An antibody that, together with other substances, destroys a bacterium.
- Bacon, francis
bacon, francis An English author of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Bacon is known in philosophy for his defense of the scientific method (see Baconian method). In literature, he is known for his essays; they contain such memorable thoughts as “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact […]
bacteriopexy bacteriopexy bac·te·ri·o·pex·y (bāk-tēr’ē-ə-pěk’sē) n. Immobilization of bacteria by phagocytic cells.
any of a group of viruses that infect specific bacteria, usually causing their disintegration or dissolution. noun a virus that is parasitic in a bacterium and multiplies within its host, which is destroyed when the new viruses are released Often shortened to phage n. 1921, from French bactériophage (1917), from bacterio-, comb. form of bacteria, […]
noun a fear of bacteria Word Origin bacterio- ‘bacteria’