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provirus

[ proh-vahy-ruhs, proh-vahy- ]
/ ˈproʊˌvaɪ rəs, proʊˈvaɪ- /
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noun, plural pro·vi·rus·es.
a viral form that is incorporated into the genetic material of a host cell.

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Origin of provirus

1945–50; pro-1 + virus, on the model of prophage
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British Dictionary definitions for provirus

provirus
/ (ˈprəʊˌvaɪrəs) /

noun
the inactive form of a virus in a host cell
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