Capsid meaning

kăp'sĭd
The protein coat that constitutes the shell of a virus particle.
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The outer coat of a virus, usually composed of layers of various proteins.
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The protein coat that constitutes the shell of a virus particle.
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The protein shell that surrounds a virus particle (known as a virion ).
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The outer protein shell of a virus.
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Origin of capsid

  • From Latin capsa box
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French capside.
    From Wiktionary