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Definition of Virus
VirusVirus Vi"rus, n. [L., a slimy liquid, a poisonous liquid,
poison, stench; akin to Gr. ? poison, Skr. visha. Cf.
Wizen, v. i.]
(a) Contagious or poisonous matter, as of specific ulcers,
the bite of snakes, etc.; -- applied to organic
(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
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
the living cells
of an organism. Viruses infect
all life forms, from animals...
- "infected" with a computer virus
, a metaphor derived
from biological viruses
. Computer viruses generally require
a host program. The virus writes
its own code...
- The human immunodeficiency viruses
(HIV) are two species
of retrovirus) that infect
humans. Over time, they cause acquired
- Monkeypox virus
(MPV or MPXV) is a double-stranded DNA, zoonotic virus
and a species
of the genus Orthopoxvirus
in the family
Poxviridae. It is one of...
- Coronavirus disease
2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused
by a virus
, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus
2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first...
- An RNA virus
is a virus which
acid (RNA) as its genetic
material. The nucleic
acid is usually
single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) but it may be...
- Virus classification
is the process
of naming viruses
them into a taxonomic system similar
to the classification systems
used for cellular...
- respiratory illness responsible
for the ongoing
COVID-19 pandemic. The virus previously
had a provisional
name, 2019 novel coronavirus
- Norwalk virus
, Desert Shield virus
and Southampton virus
; and II (GII), which includes Bristol virus
, Lordsdale virus
, Toronto virus
, Mexico virus
(IAV) causes influenza
and some mammals, and is the only species
of the genus Alphainfluenzavirus
of the virus family
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