Definition of Virino

1. Noun. (microbiology) a hypothetical infectious particle thought to be the cause of scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the central nervous system; consists of nucleic acid in a protective coat of host cell proteins.

Category relationships: Microbiology
Generic synonyms: Particle, Subatomic Particle



Definition of Virino

1. a hypothetical organism [n -S]

Medical Definition of Virino

1. A proposed infectious particle composed of protein and a short sequence of nucleic acids that does not code for any proteins. (13 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Virino

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virilisms
virilities
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virility drug
virilizations
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virilocal
viring
virino (current term)
virinos
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virions
virl
virls
virmilion
virogene
virogenes
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viroid
viroidal
viroids
virole

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