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virino

/ (vɪˈriːnəʊ) /
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noun
an entity postulated to be the causative agent of BSE and related diseases, said to consist of a fragment of nucleic acid surrounded by a protein coat derived from the host cell
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Word Origin for virino

C20: from virus + -ino diminutive form
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