[lahy-suh-juh n, -jen] /ˈlaɪ sə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/

noun, Microbiology.
a bacterial cell or strain that has been infected with a temperate virus, one that does not cause destruction of the cell.

lysogen ly·so·gen (lī’sə-jən)


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