polyhedrosis

[ pol-ee-hee-droh-sis ]
/ ˌpɒl i hiˈdroʊ sɪs /

noun, plural pol·y·he·dro·ses [pol-ee-hee-droh-seez]. /ˌpɒl i hiˈdroʊ siz/.

an often fatal disease of certain insect larvae or decapod crustaceans, caused by viruses containing double-stranded DNA.

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Origin of polyhedrosis

First recorded in 1945–50; polyhedr(on) + -osis
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