capsomere


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cap·so·mere

 (kăp′sə-mîr′) or cap·so·mer (-mər)
n.
One of the individual subunits that make up a viral capsid.

capsomere

(ˈkæpsəˌmɪə) or

capsomer

n
(Zoology) any of the protein units that together form the capsid of a virus

cap•so•mere

(ˈkæp səˌmɪər)

n.
any of the protein subunits of a capsid.
[1960–65; < French capsomère; see capsid, -o-, -mere]
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