Definition of Nucleocapsid
Nucleocapsid: The genome + the protein coat of a virus. The nucleic acid (RNA or DNA) of the virus is its genome. The protein coat is its capsid. See also: Capsid.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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