Corticoviridae


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Cor·ti·co·vir·i·dae

(kōr'ti-kō-vir'i-dē),
Name for a family of nonenveloped, ether-sensitive bacterial viruses of medium size, with a lipid-containing capsid and genome of circular, double-stranded DNA (MW 5 × 106), which accounts for about 12% of virion weight.