polyhedrosis

noun poly·he·dro·sis \ ˌpä-lē-hē-ˈdrō-səs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of polyhedrosis

plural polyhedroses play \ˌpä-lē-hē-ˈdrō-ˌsēz\
: 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

Origin and Etymology of polyhedrosis

New Latin, from polyhedron


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