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tobacco mosaic virus

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A retrovirus causing mosaic disease in tobacco and some other plants that was a primary focus of study in early plant virology.

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  • n. the widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892)

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