Definitions for tobacco mosaic virus
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tobac′co mosa`ic vi`rus(n.)
a retrovirus causing mosaic disease in members of the nightshade family.
tobacco mosaic virus, TMV(noun)
the widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892)
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
The type species of TOBAMOVIRUS which causes mosaic disease of tobacco. Transmission occurs by mechanical inoculation.
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