capsid defined in 1951 yearcapsid - capsid (of virus);
capsid - Coat of virus particle (virion). Protects enclosed nucleic acid. Is involved in penetration of host cell, aiding attachment to host cell membrane and, in some bacteriophages, providing mechanism for injection of virus nucleic acid into host cell. See also: Virus.
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