capsid

noun cap·sid \ ˈkap-səd \

Definition of capsid

:the protein shell of a virus particle surrounding its nucleic acid

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Origin and Etymology of capsid

French capside, from Latin capsa case + French -ide 2-id


Medical Dictionary

capsid

noun cap·sid \ ˈkap-səd \

medical Definition of capsid

:the protein shell of a virus particle that surrounds its nucleic acid

capsidal

play \-səd-ᵊl\ adjective

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