tobacco mosaic virus

tobacco mosaic virus

noun
a retrovirus causing mosaic disease in members of the nightshade family. Abbreviation: TMV

Origin:
1935–40

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tobacco mosaic virus
 
n
TMV the virus that causes mosaic disease in tobacco and related plants: its discovery in 1892 provided the first evidence of the existence of viruses

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tobacco mosaic virus n.
A retrovirus that causes a disease in tobacco and some other plants and is widely used in the study of viruses and viral diseases.

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