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Siphoviridae

Pronunciation: si'fo-vir'i-de

Definition: A family of bacterial viruses with long, noncontractile tails and isometric or elongated heads, containing double-stranded DNA (MW 25–79 × 106); includes the ? temperate phage group and probably other genera.

[L. sipho, little tube, pipe, fr. G. siphon, + virus]

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