subviral


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subviral

(sŭb-vī′rəl)
adj.
Relating to or being a particle that consists of either genetic material or protein and is smaller than a virus but has some of the properties of a virus: a subviral pathogen.
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Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a subviral agent that can lead to severe acute and chronic forms of liver disease in association with hepatitis B virus.
Intracellular assembly and secretion of recombinant subviral particles from tick-borne encephalitis virus.
In addition, subviral particles consisting of the viral surface proteins prM/M and E are produced and presented to the immune system.
Though the practice of supplementing feed with animal byproducts has, for the most part, been abandoned, Waiters suggests that certain risks remain, as prions, the subviral infectious agent responsible for mad cow and vCJD are also found in wild game, though, to date, no one has connected consumption of deer or elk meat with vCJD.