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sub- +‎ viral.


subviral (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a structural part of a virus.
    • 2009 February 13, Donald B. Stoltz & James B. Whitfield, “VIROLOGY: Making Nice with Viruses”, in Science[1], volume 323, number 5916, DOI:10.1126/science.1169808, pages 884-885:
      Consider a typical definition for "virus": a transmissible agent that in extracellular form consists of a DNA or RNA genome minimally packaged within a protein coat, replicating by the coordinated assembly of subviral components, rather than by growth and division. "