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tobacco mosaic virus

noun

Definition of tobacco mosaic virus

  1. :  a single-stranded RNA virus (species Tobacco mosaic virus of the genus Tobamovirus) that occurs worldwide and causes mosaic disease in plants (as tobacco and tomato) especially of the nightshade family



1914

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1914


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