Capsomere definition

kăpsə-mîr
One of the individual subunits that makes up a capsid.
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A protein that combines with other similar proteins to form the capsid of a virus.
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One of the individual subunits that make up a viral capsid.
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Any of the individual protein subunits of a viral capsid.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
capsomere
Plural:
capsomeres

Origin of capsomere

  • caps(id) –mere

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition