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virion

 [vi´re-on]
the complete viral particle, found extracellularly and capable of surviving in crystalline form and infecting a living cell; it comprises the nucleoid (genetic material) and the capsid.
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vi·ri·on

(vī'rē-on, vir'ē-on),
The complete virus particle that is structurally intact and infectious.
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virion

(vī′rē-ŏn′, vîr′ē-)
n.
A complete viral particle, consisting of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein shell and constituting the infective form of a virus.
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vi·ri·on

(vī'rē-on)
The complete virus particle that is structurally intact and infectious.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

virion

A complete virus particle, as found outside cells, and consisting of the genetic material and the surrounding capsid.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

virion

see VIRUS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

vi·ri·on

(vī'rē-on)
The complete virus particle that is structurally intact and infectious.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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