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

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proviral \(ˌ)prō-ˈvī-rəl \ adjective

First Known Use of provirus

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for provirus

New Latin

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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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