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particle

noun atom, bit, component part, crumb, cutting, fragment, grain, granule, hint, mite, modicum, moiety, molecule, morsel, piece, pittance, point, scintilla, snippet, speck, spot, suggestion, trace
See also: constituent, element, iota, minimum, modicum, part, portion, scintilla
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It takes a very tiny amount of exposure to make someone sick, and someone who is sick is shedding billions of viral particles.
Spherical or ovoid extracellular viral particles, which may represent cross-sections through filamentous particles, were seen in respiratory tissues.
Dr Timothy Hadingham, a lead scientist at Atrium Innovation, advises that air-treatment solutions can assist in reducing the bio-burden in the air therefore reducing the quantity of viral particles that people may inhale.
If the second person then goes on to touch his nose or mouth, he will deposit viral particles which will go on to infect cells and so the cold is passed on.
However new and improved versions are now available which are designed to filter at least 99% of viral particles from entering the lungs by providing FFP3 particle filtration.
Intracytoplasmic inclusions, a characteristic of this virus, were observed in some of these cells, and viral particles were characterized by electron microscopy.
Scientists used an antibody technique to track the viral particles.
It was also shown that HAV RNA in the saliva of patients with HAV infection contained lesser number of viral particles than in the serum suggesting its vital role in viral transmission.
In addition, the viral particles were destroyed within five minutes following contact with the coating, regardless of concentration.
The viral particles migrate from the skin to the dorsal nerve root ganglia outside the spinal column.
One theory held that the eight genetic segments are packaged randomly into viral particles, but only those with the right eight segments are viable.
Much of the air in passenger cabins of commercial aircraft is recirculated, usually through a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which removes dust, vapours, bacteria, fungi and viral particles.