plural host cells
Definition of host cell
: a living cell invaded by or capable of being invaded by an infectious agent (such as a bacterium or a virus) This drug integrates with the virus in a way that prevents it from attaching to host cells, and prevents viral replication of cells already infected.— Donald M. Kaminsky Once the protozoan invades the host cell, it apparently is shielded from the action of any drug.— Burton J. Bogitsh et al.
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