Definition of baculovirus in English:

baculovirus

Syllabification: bac·u·lo·vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˈbakyəlōˌvīrəs
 
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noun

Biology
  • A member of a family of DNA viruses infecting only invertebrate animals. Some have a very specific insect host and may be used in biological pest control.
    More example sentences
    • Dietary phenolics also can inhibit insect pathogenic baculoviruses.
    • In the nuclei of caterpillar cells infected with baculoviruses, viral progeny multiply and are incorporated into protective polyhedron-shaped protein structures called occlusion bodies.
    • And baculoviruses don't kill pest insects as rapidly as chemical insecticides.

Origin

1980s: from Latin baculum 'rod, stick' + virus.

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