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tobacco mosaic virus

a retrovirus causing mosaic disease in members of the nightshade family.
Abbreviation: TMV.
Origin of tobacco mosaic virus
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tobacco mosaic virus

tobacco mosaic virus

the virus that causes mosaic disease in tobacco and related plants: its discovery in 1892 provided the first evidence of the existence of viruses TMV
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tobacco mosaic virus in Medicine

tobacco mosaic virus n.
A retrovirus that causes a disease in tobacco and some other plants and is widely used in the study of viruses and viral diseases.

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