Definition of Virusoid

1. Noun. The smallest of viruses; a plant virus with its RNA arranged in a circular chromosome without a protein coat.

Exact synonyms: Viroid
Generic synonyms: Plant Virus

Definition of Virusoid

1. Noun. A circular single-stranded RNA, similar but not identical to a viroid, dependent on plant viruses for replication and encapsidation. ¹

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Definition of Virusoid

1. a particle of RNA associated with some plant viruses [n -S]

Medical Definition of Virusoid

1. A type of small (300-400 nucleotides) single-stranded RNA found in the virions of some plant viruses. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Virusoid

virus activation
virus blockade
virus diseases
virus hepatitis
virus hepatitis of ducks
virus infection
virus integration
virus keratoconjunctivitis
virus latency
virus pneumonia of pigs
virus replication
virusoid (current term)
vis a fronte
vis a tergo
vis comica
vis conservatrix
vis major
vis medicatrix naturae
vis versa
vis vitae

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