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Noun: capsid  kap-sid
  1. A variety of leaf bug
    - mirid bug, mirid
  2. The outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus

Derived forms: capsids

Type of: leaf bug, plant bug, protein

Part of: Capsidae, family Capsidae, family Miridae, Miridae, virion

Encyclopedia: Capsid