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polyhedrosis

[pol-ee-hee-droh-sis]
noun, plural pol·y·he·dro·ses [pol-ee-hee-droh-seez] /ˌpɒl i hiˈdroʊ siz/.
  1. an often fatal disease of certain insect larvae or decapod crustaceans, caused by viruses containing DNA.
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