meaning of Capsid

Capsid meaning in Medical Dictionary

The necessary protein layer of a virus. The word capsid emerged in 1960 from French capside, from the Latin capsa, case. See in addition: Nucleocapsid.

Capsid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1889 in biology, "pertaining to capsidae," a form of insect, from Latin capsa "box" (see instance (n.2)).

Capsid meaning in General Dictionary

a variety of leaf bug

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  • the external covering of necessary protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus

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