sendai-virus

Sendai virus

noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
a paramyxovirus that tends to cause cell fusion: in inactive form, used in biological research to produce cells with multiple nuclei of different genetic constitutions.

Origin:
1960–65; first described in Sendai, Japan

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Sendai virus Sen·dai virus (sěn-dī')
n.
A paramyxovirus used in research laboratories for its tendency to induce genetically different cells or nuclei to fuse, the resulting hybrid cells having useful properties such as the ability to synthesize specific antibodies.

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