mimivirus(redirected from Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus)
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n. pl. mimivi·ruses
Any of a genus of double-stranded DNA viruses that are the largest of all known viruses.
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mimivirus(mĭ′mĭ-vī″rŭs) [Fr. mimi(c) + ″]
A massive double-stranded DNA virus, first identified in an ameba in 2003, so large that it appears to be a bacterium when seen under light microscopy. It has been identified in some patients with pneumonia.
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