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tobacco mosaic virus

noun
  1. a retrovirus causing mosaic disease in members of the nightshade family. Abbreviation: TMV
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Origin of tobacco mosaic virus

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for tobacco mosaic virus

tobacco mosaic virus

noun
  1. the virus that causes mosaic disease in tobacco and related plants: its discovery in 1892 provided the first evidence of the existence of virusesAbbreviation: TMV
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tobacco mosaic virus in Medicine

tobacco mosaic virus

n.
  1. A retrovirus that causes a disease in tobacco and some other plants and is widely used in the study of viruses and viral diseases.
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