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subviral

[suhb-vahy-ruh l] /sʌbˈvaɪ rəl/
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
1960-1965
1960-65; sub- + viral
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British Dictionary definitions for subviral

subviral

/sʌbˈvaɪrəl/
adjective
1.
of, caused by, or denoting a part of the structure of a virus
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