[proh-vahy-ruh s, proh-vahy-]
- a viral form that is incorporated into the genetic material of a host cell.
Origin of provirus
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- the inactive form of a virus in a host cell
- The precursor or latent form of a virus that is capable of being integrated into the genetic material of a host cell and being replicated with it.