Definition of substrain in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbstreɪn/


A strain of a virus derived from another strain.
Example sentences
  • During treatment the substrains with the steepest kill curve will disappear first.
  • This conclusion might be limited to the substrains that were used in Chubb's article.
  • Experiments with "knockout" mice, substrains with specific genes subtracted from their genome, have made it easier to decipher how the many cytokines contribute to immune cell maturation.

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