filterable virus


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filterable virus

n.
A virus that is small enough to pass through a fine-pored filter, as of diatomite or porcelain.

fil′terable vi′rus


n.
a virus small enough to pass through a bacteria-retaining filter: an informal indicator of size, as recent filters can hold back the smallest viruses.
[1910–15]
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