[ proh-vahy-ruhs, proh-vahy- ]
/ ˈproʊˌvaɪ rəs, proʊˈvaɪ- /
noun, plural pro·vi·rus·es.
a viral form that is incorporated into the genetic material of a host cell.
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British Dictionary definitions for provirus
/ (ˈprəʊˌvaɪrəs) /
the inactive form of a virus in a host cell
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Medical definitions for provirus
[ prō′vī′rəs, prō-vī′- ]
n. pl. pro•vi•rus•es
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.
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