any protein that is a constituent of the capsid of a virus.
Inhibit vs. ProhibitThough both words have similar definitions, inhibit and prohibit aren’t interchangeable. In general, someone is inhibited by internal feelings or prohibited by an external source.
Origin of coat protein
First recorded in 1975–80
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