the coiled or polyhedral structure, composed of proteins, that encloses the nucleic acid of a virus.
plant bug.
Historical Examples

Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

any heteropterous bug of the family Miridae (formerly Capsidae), most of which feed on plant tissues, causing damage to crops
the outer protein coat of a mature virus
The protein shell that surrounds a virus particle (known as a virion). See more at virus.


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