Definition of Virus. Meaning of Virus. Synonyms of Virus

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Definition of Virus

Virus
Virus Vi"rus, n. [L., a slimy liquid, a poisonous liquid, poison, stench; akin to Gr. ? poison, Skr. visha. Cf. Wizen, v. i.] 1. (Med.) (a) Contagious or poisonous matter, as of specific ulcers, the bite of snakes, etc.; -- applied to organic poisons. (b) The special contagion, inappreciable to the senses and acting in exceedingly minute quantities, by which a disease is introduced into the organism and maintained there. Note: The specific virus of diseases is now regarded as a microscopic living vegetable organism which multiplies within the body, and, either by its own action or by the associated development of a chemical poison, causes the phenomena of the special disease. 2. Fig.: Any morbid corrupting quality in intellectual or moral conditions; something that poisons the mind or the soul; as, the virus of obscene books.

Meaning of Virus from wikipedia

- A virus is a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses infect all types of life forms, from...
- VirusTotal is a website created by the Spanish security company Hispasec Sistemas. Launched in June 2004, it was acquired by Google Inc. in September...
- A computer virus is a type of computer program that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code...
- The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that infect humans. Over time, they cause acquired immunodeficiency...
- Virus cl****ification is the process of naming viruses and placing them into a taxonomic system similar to the cl****ification systems used for cellular...
- genus Flavivirus, which also contains the Zika virus, dengue virus, and yellow fever virus. West Nile virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, mostly...
- An oncolytic virus is a virus that preferentially infects and kills cancer cells. As the infected cancer cells are destro**** by oncolysis, they release...
- Coronaviruses are a group of related RNA viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, these viruses cause respiratory tract infections that...
- Virus quantification involves counting the number of viruses in a specific volume to determine the virus concentration. It is utilized in both research...
- Language is a Virus may refer to: "Language is a Virus", a song by Laurie Anderson a concept in the William S. Burroughs novel The Ticket That Exploded...
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