virusoid


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vi·rus·oid

(vī'rŭs-oyd),
A plant pathogen resembling a viroid but having a much larger circular or linear RNA segment and a capsid; it is a satellite agent requiring an associated virus (helper virus) for replication.
[virus + G. eidos, resembling]

vi·rus·oid

(vī'rŭs-oyd)
A plant pathogen resembling a viroid but having a much larger circular or linear RNA segment and a capsid.
[virus + G. eidos, resembling]