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 double-stranded DNA.

Origin of polyhedrosis

1
First recorded in 1945–50; polyhedr(on) + -osis

Words Nearby polyhedrosis

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