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Virion

   The complete virus particle that is structurally intact and infectious.

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Virus
Ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein.



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Virility
The property of being capable of copulation and procreation.

Virilon
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Vascularity
The blood supply of a tumor.

Vaccinia
An infection, primarily local and limited to the site of inoculation, induced in man by inoculation with the vaccinia (coxpox) virus in order to confer resistance to smallpox (variola). On about the third day after vaccination, papules form at the site of inoculation which become transformed into umbilicated vesicles and later pustules; they then dry up, and the scab falls off on about the 21st day, leaving a pitted scar; in some cases there are more or less marked constitutional disturbances.

Variola
Syn: smallpox.

Variolation
The historical practice of inducing immunity against smallpox by "scratching" the skin with the purulency from smallpox skin pustules. The first inoculation for smallpox is said to have been done in China about 1022 B.C.

Viremia
The presence of virus in the bloodstream.

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Vermiculite
A lightweight and highly water-absorbent micaceous mineral that is sometimes used as a substitute for asbestos.

Validation of data
Procedure carried out to ensure that the data contained in the final clinical trial report match original observations.

Validity
The accuracy of the relationship between two or more variables.

Variance (statistics)
A measure of the amount by which a value differs from the mean.

Veganism
The custom of refraining from using, or at least from ingesting, anything derived from animals.

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