virino

/ (vɪˈriːnəʊ) /


noun
  1. 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

Origin of virino

1
C20: from virus + -ino diminutive form

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