Lansing strain

noun
Lan·​sing strain | \ ˈlan-siŋ- \
variants: also Lansing virus

Medical Definition of Lansing strain

: a strain of a serotype of the poliovirus that is pathogenic for monkeys and rodents and has been extensively used in studying polio

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“Lansing strain.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lansing%20strain. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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