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Pronunciation: ad′ĕ-nō-vir′i-dē

Definition: A family of double-stranded DNA viruses, commonly known as adenoviruses, that develop in the nuclei of infected cells in mammals and birds. The virion is 70–90 nm in diameter, naked, and ether resistant; the capsids are icosahedral and composed of 252 capsomeres. The family includes two genera, Mastadenovirus and Aviadenovirus.

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