Definition of Virus. Meaning of Virus. Synonyms of Virus
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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 small infectious agent
the living cells
of life forms, from animals...
- A computer virus
is a type of malicious software program
("malware") that, when executed, replicates itself
by modifying other computer programs
- The human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV) is a lentivirus
of retrovirus) that causes
and over time acquired immunodeficiency
- mosaic virus
(NCMV) is a plant pathogenic virus
of the family
- The Universal Virus
Database: Northern cereal mosaic virus
- positive-sense RNA virus
with a DNA intermediate
and, as an obligate
a host cell. Once inside
the host cell cytoplasm, the virus
uses its own...
- advisory organizations
of anti-virus software compile
and publish lists
. When a new virus
appears, the rush begins
was an infectious disease caused
by one of two virus
variants, Variola major
minor. The last naturally occurring
case was diagnosed...
- type of mosquito found throughout
and subtropics. The virus
is an RNA virus
of the genus
Flavivirus. The disease
may be difficult
to tell apart...
- An RNA virus
is a virus
that has RNA (ribonucleic acid) as its genetic
material. This nucleic
acid is usually
single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) but may be double-stranded...
- (L****a virus
), Lujo virus
), Chapare hemorrhagic fever
) and Venezuelan...