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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mi'o-vir'i-de


A family of relatively large bacterial viruses with complex contractile tails, heads that are usually elongated but are isometric in some species, and a double-stranded DNA genome (MW 21–190 × 106). It includes the T-even phage group and probably other genera.

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