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  1. virino(noun)

    (microbiology) a hypothetical infectious particle thought to be the cause of scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the central nervous system; consists of nucleic acid in a protective coat of host cell proteins

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  1. Virino

    The virino is a hypothetical infectious particle theorized to be the cause of scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the central nervous system; it is thought to consist of nucleic acid in a protective coat of host cell proteins. The major problem regarding scrapie and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies is to determine the nature of the transmission agent.


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