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Capsid

Definition
noun, plural: capsids
(1) (virology) The protein coat surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
(2) (entomology) A leaf bug from the insect family Miridae.
Supplement
Word origin: Latin capsa, box
Synonym(s):

  • protein coat (virology)
  • mirid bug (entomology)

Mentioned in:

  • Bacteriophage
  • Rotavirus


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