<virology> A family of icosahedral, lipid-containing, non-enveloped bacteriophages containing one genus (corticovirus). ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kōr′ti-kō-vir′i-dē Definitions: 1. Name for a family of nonenveloped, ether-sensitive bacterial viruses of medium size, with a lipid-containing capsid and genome of circular, double-stranded DNA (MW 5 ׀ 106), which accounts for about 12% of virion weight.
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