HyperDic: provirus

English > 1 sense of the word provirus:
NOUNsubstanceproviruscDNA copy of the RNA genome of a retrovirus
English > provirus: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningcDNA copy of the RNA genome of a retrovirus; the genetic material of a virus as incorporated into and able to replicate with the genome of a host cell.
Broadercomplementary DNA, cDNAsingle-stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase

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