A virus particle that contains insufficient nucleic acid to provide for production of all essential viral components, thus infection is not produced except under certain conditions.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Words nearby defective virus
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