Medical Dictionary

Dane particle

noun \ˈdān-\

Medical Definition of Dane particle

  1. :  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



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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