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Definition of Nucleocaspid

Nucleocaspid: The genome plus the protein coat of a viral. The genome is nucleic acid. The protein coat is the capsid. The term nucleocaspid was coined in 1963.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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