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Process in viruses that includes attachment and spans approximately through penetration.

Adsorption is a virion-associated aspect of the virus's life cycle involving virion acquisition of a cell.

Descriptions of adsorption can range in its from consideration of virion diffusion prior to cell contact to virion-cell physical encounter to virion reversible attachment to virion irreversible attachment to nucleic acid penetration through the cell envelope to initiation of viral infection.

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