viral envelope

n.

The outer structure that encloses the nucleocapsids of some viruses.

Nearby words

  1. viraginity,
  2. virago,
  3. viral,
  4. viral antigen,
  5. viral dysentery,
  6. viral hemagglutination,
  7. viral hepatitis,
  8. viral infection,
  9. viral load,
  10. viral marketing


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