tobacco mosaic virus









tobacco mosaic virus


noun

  1. a retrovirus causing mosaic disease in members of the nightshade family. Abbreviation: TMV

noun

  1. the virus that causes mosaic disease in tobacco and related plants: its discovery in 1892 provided the first evidence of the existence of virusesAbbreviation: TMV

n.

  1. A retrovirus that causes a disease in tobacco and some other plants and is widely used in the study of viruses and viral diseases.

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