noun cy·to·vi·rin \ˌsītəˈvī(ə)rə̇n\

Definition of cytovirin



  1. :  a compound that is produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. olivochromogenes) and that is active against some plant viruses (such as tobacco mosaic virus)

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Origin and Etymology of cytovirin

cyt- + virus + -in

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