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vi·ri·on

 (vī′rē-ŏn′, vîr′ē-)
n.
A complete viral particle, consisting of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein shell and constituting the infective form of a virus.

virion

(ˈvaɪrɪən)
n
(Biochemistry) a virus in infective form, consisting of an RNA particle within a protein covering
[C20: from vir(us) + ion]

vi•ri•on

(ˈvaɪ riˌɒn, ˈvɪr i-)

n.
the infectious form of a virus as it exists outside the host cell, consisting of a core of DNA or RNA, a protein coat, and, in some species, an external envelope.
[1960–65; < French virion (1959) =viri(en) viral (see virus, -ian) + -on -on1]
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Noun1.virion - (virology) a complete viral particle; nucleic acid and capsid (and a lipid envelope in some viruses)
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
capsid - the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
Translations
virion

vi·ri·on

n. virión, partícula viral madura que constituye la forma extracelular infecciosa de un virus.
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The polymer with the largest number of amino acids in this range could be the triscidecamer of glycine and the lowest number of amino acids could be the pentamer of tryptophan.
Nucleoplasmin is the most abundant protein in the nucleus of Xenopus laevis oocytes, and its molecular mass is about 30 kD and forms a stable pentamer in vivo (Earnshaw et al.
The agglutination usually occurs without the addition of AHG because of the relatively large IgM pentamer, which cross-links with, and agglutinates, RBCs.
For example, the amyloid pentamer was shown as the more neurotoxic entity, thus representing a new approach for therapy.
1,2] It is an alpha globulin with a molecular mass of approximately 1,10,000 to 1,40,000 daltons, and is composed of five identical subunits, which are noncovalently assembled as a cyclic pentamer.
Galectin-3 precipitates as a pentamer with synthetic multivalent carbohydrates and forms heterogeneous cross-linked complexes.
secondary products like phenolic derivatives of the cyclic trimer and pentamer and carbamates could be detected.
Immunodetection of pentamer and modified C-reactive protein using surface plasmon resonance biosensing.
The cocoa bean extract comprises epicatechin, catechin, procyanidin dimer B2, procyanidin dimer B5, procyanidin trimer, procyanidin tetramer, procyanidin pentamer, procyanidin hexamer, procyanidin heptamer, procyanidin octamer, procyanidin nonamer and brocyanidin decamer.
It should also be noted that while the poly-isocyanurate is illustrated as being a trifunctional molecule, the commercial material is composed of trimer (~70%), pentamer (<20%), heptamer, and higher molecular weight oligomers (<15%).
The toxic (enzymatic ADP-ribosylating) activity of CTA resides in CTA1, whereas CTA2 serves to insert CTA into the CTB pentamer.