What does "prions" mean?

Small proteinaceous infectious particles which
resist inactivation by procedures that modify
nucleic acids and contain an abnormal isoform of a
cellular protein which is a major and necessary
component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is
PrPSc; the cellular isoform is PrPC. The primary
amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is
identical. Among diseases caused by prions are
scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and
Creuzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome.

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