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See also: Pithovirus
This English term is a hot word. Its inclusion on Wiktionary is provisional.
From the genus name.
pithovirus (plural pithoviruses)
- Any of the genus Pithovirus of giant viruses known from one species, Pithovirus sibericum, which infects amoebas.
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