provirus


pro·vi·rus

noun \(ˌ)prō-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of PROVIRUS

:  a form of a virus that is integrated into the genetic material of a host cell and by replicating with it can be transmitted from one cell generation to the next without causing lysis
pro·vi·ral \-rəl\ adjective

Origin of PROVIRUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1949

pro·vi·rus

noun \(ˈ)prō-ˈvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROVIRUS

: a form of a virus that is integrated into the genetic material of a host cell and by replicating with it can be transmitted from one cell generation to the next without causing lysis

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