provirus

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noun pro·vi·rus \(ˌ)prō-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of provirus

  1. :  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 \-rəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of provirus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

provirus

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noun pro·vi·rus \(ˈ)prō-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of provirus

  1. :  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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