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Term to be defined Definition Synonyms & Keywords
Virus

- "Tiny (15-300Ám) infectious but non living particle consisting of genetic material (RNA or DNA, but not both) surrounded by a protein coat (capsid); unable to replicate on its own, but must infect specific host cells; after infection, the host enzymes may be redirected to produce new virus particles (lytic phase) or the virus may be incorporated into the host genome (latent, temporary phase)."(B79 - associated terms)

- [Viral] (Adjective) - of the nature of, caused by, or relating to a Virus (B125)

- "See also Virus Classification." (V.w6)

  • Viral (adjective)