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coronavirus

coronavirus  

A family of viruses that have a positive-strand RNA genome and are characterized by a viral envelope from which petal-shaped spikes protrude. The virus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome ...
envelope

envelope  

1. The outer layer of some viruses that derives from the plasma membrane of the host cell when the virus buds off.2. The plasma membrane and cell wall complex of a bacterium.
enveloped virus

enveloped virus   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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54 words

any virus in which a nucleoprotein core is surrounded by a lipoprotein envelope consisting of a closed bilayer of lipid

herpes virus

herpes virus  

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A class of viruses that can cause diseases, including genital herpes, herpes simplex, and herpes zoster. The Epstein-Barr virus that causes infectious mononucleosis and Burkitt's lymphoma and the ...
icosahedron

icosahedron  

A polyhedron with 20 faces, often assumed to be regular. The regular icosahedron is one of the Platonic solids, and its faces are equilateral triangles. It has 12 vertices and 30 edges.
influenza

influenza  

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n. a highly contagious virus infection that affects the respiratory system. Types A and B are the forms that most commonly cause outbreaks in humans. The viruses are transmitted by coughing and ...
peplomers

peplomers  

Spikes that protrude from the envelopes of certain viruses. For example, the rabies virus (q.v.) has about 400 peplomers dispersed evenly over its surface, except for its planar end. Each spike ...
poxvirus

poxvirus  

One of a group of DNA-containing viruses, often enclosed in an outer membrane, that typically produce skin lesions in vertebrates. They include the viruses causing smallpox (variola) and cowpox ...
retrovirus

retrovirus  

An RNA-containing virus that converts its RNA into DNA by means of the enzyme reverse transcriptase; this enables it to become integrated into its host's DNA. Some retroviruses can cause cancer in ...
Sendai virus

Sendai virus  

A virus, first isolated in Japan, that causes an important and widespread infection of laboratory mice; it belongs to the Paramyxoviridae. The virus is widely used in cell fusion studies. The viruses ...
virus

virus  

A submicroscopic particle of RNA or DNA, coated with protein and capable of self-replication within the cells of an organism, where its effects are often pathogenic. [From Latin virus venom]

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