bacteriopexy bac·te·ri·o·pex·y (bāk-tēr’ē-ə-pěk’sē)
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’
bacteriopsonin bacteriopsonin bac·te·ri·op·so·nin (bāk-tēr’ē-ŏp’sə-nĭn) n. An opsonin that acts on bacteria.
a protein complex in the membrane of halobacteria that conducts a unique form of photosynthesis, employing the light-sensitive pigment retinal rather than the chlorophyll used by all other known photosynthetic organisms.