vegetative bacteriophage

veg·e·ta·tive bac·te·ri·o·phage

the form of bacteriophage in which the bacteriophage nucleic acid (lacking its coat) multiplies freely within the host bacterium, independently of bacterial multiplication.
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veg·e·ta·tive bac·ter·i·o·phage

(vej'ĕ-tā-tiv bak-tēr'ē-ō-fāj)
The form of bacteriophage in which the bacteriophage nucleic acid (lacking its coat) multiplies freely within the host bacterium, independently of bacterial multiplication.
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