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Meaning of nucleocapsid

nu•cle•o•cap•sid

Pronunciation: (n"klē-u-kap'sid, ny"-), [key]
— n. Microbiol.
  1. the nucleic acid core and surrounding capsid of a virus; the basic viral structure.
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