capsomer

noun
cap·​so·​mer | \ ˈkap-sə-mər How to pronounce capsomer (audio) \
variants: or capsomere \ ˈkap-​sə-​ˌmi(ə)r How to pronounce capsomer (audio) \

Medical Definition of capsomer

: one of the subunits making up a viral capsid

Learn More About capsomer

Cite this Entry

“Capsomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/capsomer. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!