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Related to subviral: Viroids
Relating to or being a particle that consists of either genetic material or protein and is smaller than a virus but has some of the properties of a virus: a subviral pathogen.
(Biochemistry) of, caused by, or denoting a part of the structure of a virus
1. of or pertaining to any macromolecule smaller in size or possessing a lesser degree of organization than a comparable intact viral particle.
2. of or pertaining to a component or precursor particle of an intact infective virus.