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nucleocapsid

[noo-klee-uh-kap-sid, nyoo-] /ˌnu kli əˈkæp sɪd, ˌnyu-/
noun, Microbiology
1.
the nucleic acid core and surrounding capsid of a virus; the basic viral structure.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; nucleo- + capsid
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nucleocapsid in Medicine

nucleocapsid nu·cle·o·cap·sid (nōō'klē-ō-kāp'sĭd, nyōō'-)
n.
The basic structure of a virus, consisting of a core of nucleic acid enclosed in a protein coat.

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