Meaning of Sendai virus

Sendai' vi"rus

Pronunciation: [key]
— Pathol., Vet. Pathol. Pathol.,Vet. Pathol.
  1. a paramyxovirus that tends to cause cell fusion: in inactive form, used in biological research to produce cells with multiple nuclei of different genetic constitutions.
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