nonstructural

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adjective non·struc·tur·al \ ˌnän-ˈstrək-chə-rəl , -ˈstrək-shrəl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nonstructural

1 :not part of a structure :not relating to, affecting, or contributing to the structure of something
  • free-standing panels and other nonstructural elements
  • nonstructural movable parts
2 of a viral protein :expressed in an infected cell but not incorporated into the virion particle
  • nonstructural proteins

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First Known Use of nonstructural

1879


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