polyhedrosis

noun
poly·he·dro·sis | \ ˌpä-lē-hē-ˈdrō-səs \
plural polyhedroses\ˌpä-lē-hē-ˈdrō-ˌsēz \

Definition of polyhedrosis 

: any of numerous diseases that affect specific insect larvae or decapod crustaceans, that are caused by double-stranded DNA viruses of a family (Baculoviridae) or by reoviruses of a genus (Cypovirus), and that are characterized by dissolution of tissues and accumulation of virus-containing granules in the resultant fluid

First Known Use of polyhedrosis

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyhedrosis

New Latin, from polyhedron

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