Girus meaning

(virology) A type of giant virus, a giant nucleocytoplasmic large DNA virus (giant NCLDV)
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Noun

Singular:
girus
Plural:
giruses

Origin of girus

  • Coined by J M Claverie, H Ogata, S Audic, C Abergel, K Suhre, P E Fournier, in 2006 paper in Virus Research (DOI 10.1016/j.virusres.2006.01.008)

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  • Blend of giant and virus

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