capsid

Primary Meanings of capsid

1.
n
the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
2.
n
a variety of leaf bug
Full Definitions of capsid
1

n the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus

Type of:
protein
any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
2

n a variety of leaf bug

Synonyms:
mirid, mirid bug
Types:
Poecilocapsus lineatus, four-lined leaf bug, four-lined plant bug
yellow or orange leaf bug with four black stripes down the back; widespread in central and eastern North America
lygus bug
vector of viral plant diseases
Lygus lineolaris, tarnished plant bug
widespread plant and fruit pest
Type of:
leaf bug, plant bug
small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices

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