sub-viral

subviral

[suhb-vahy-ruhl]
adjective Microbiology.
1.
of or pertaining to any macromolecule smaller in size or possessing a lesser degree of organization than a comparable intact viral particle.
2.
of or pertaining to a component or precursor particle of an intact infective virus.

Origin:
1960–65; sub- + viral

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subviral (sʌbˈvaɪrəl)
 
adj
of, caused by, or denoting a part of the structure of a virus

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