filterable virus

noun

Definition of filterable virus

  1. :  any of the infectious agents that pass through a filter of diatomite or unglazed porcelain with the filtrate and remain virulent and that include the viruses and various other groups (such as the mycoplasmas and rickettsias) which were originally considered viruses before their cellular nature was established

First Known Use of filterable virus

1903


Medical Dictionary

filterable virus

noun
variants: also

filtrable virus

Medical Definition of filterable virus

  1. :  any of the infectious agents that pass through a filter especially of diatomite or unglazed porcelain with the filtrate and remain virulent and that include the viruses as presently understood and various other groups (as the mycoplasmas and rickettsiae) which were originally considered viruses before their cellular nature was established


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