HyperDic: virion

English > 1 sense of the word virion:
NOUNanimalvirion(virology) a complete viral particle
English > virion: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaning(virology) a complete viral particle; nucleic acid and capsid (and a lipid envelope in some viruses).
Categoryvirus(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts
PartscapsidThe outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
Broaderparticle, subatomic particleA body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions

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