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Sendai virus

noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology
1.
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
1960-1965
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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