ecotropic virus

[ ē′kə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk, ĕk′ə- ]


An oncornavirus that does not produce disease in its natural host, but does replicate in tissue culture cells derived from the host species.

Nearby words

  1. electric furnace,
  2. electric guitar,
  3. electric hare,
  4. electric intensity,
  5. electric light,
  6. electric motor,
  7. electric needle,
  8. electric organ,
  9. electric peak,
  10. electric potential

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