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Dane particle

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noun \ ˈdān- \

medical Definition of Dane particle

:a spherical particle found in the serum in hepatitis B that is the virion of the causative double-stranded DNA virus

Biographical Note for dane particle

  • Dane, David Maurice Surrey (1923–1998), British pathologist. A group of British scientists, led by Dane, discovered the Dane particle in 1970. By 1974 the viral identity of the particle had been confirmed by scientists.

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