Enveloped virus

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Definition

noun

Any of the viruses with a lipoprotein envelope surrounding the nucleoprotein core of the virus


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Viruses may be classified according to the presence of envelope. Enveloped viruses are viruses having envelope apart from the nucleocapsid. Viruses lacking envelope are referred to as naked viruses.


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