provirus

noun pro·vi·rus \ (ˌ)prō-ˈvī-rəs \

Definition of provirus

: a form of a virus that is integrated into the genetic material of a host cell and by replicating with it can be transmitted from one cell generation to the next without causing lysis

proviral

play \(ˌ)prō-ˈvī-rəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of provirus

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

provirus

noun pro·vi·rus \ (ˈ)prō-ˈvī-rəs \

medical Definition of provirus

: a form of a virus that is integrated into the genetic material of a host cell and by replicating with it can be transmitted from one cell generation to the next without causing lysis

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