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Definition:
  • (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein;
  • a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer; "a true virus cannot spread to another computer without human assistance";
  • a harmful or corrupting agency; "bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread"; "the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone";

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    Hyponyms: arbovirus, arborvirus, bacteriophage, phage, plant virus, animal virus, slow virus, tumor virus

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: virus   Arabic: sc=Arab  
    Basque: birus   Bosnian: virus  
    Bulgarian: вирус   Catalan: virus  
    Chinese: 病毒   Croatian: virus  
    Danish: virus   Dutch: virus  
    Esperanto: viruso   Estonian: viirus  
    Finnish: virus   French: virus  
    Georgian: ვირუსი   German: Virus  
    Greek: ιός   Hebrew: נגיף  
    Hindi: वायरस   Hungarian: vírus  
    Icelandic: veira   Indonesian: virus  
    Italian: virus   Japanese: ウイルス  
    Korean: 바이러스   Latin: virus  
    Latvian: vīruss   Lithuanian: virusas  
    Macedonian: вирус   Malay: virus  
    Norwegian: virus   Persian: sc=fa-Arab  
    Polish: wirus   Portuguese: vírus  
    Romanian: virus   Russian: вирус  
    Serbian: вирус   Slovak: vírus  
    Slovene: virus   Spanish: virus  
    Swedish: virus   Tamil: தீ நுண்மம்  
    Telugu: వైరస్   Thai: sc=Thai  
    Turkish: virüs   Ukrainian: вірус  
    Urdu: sc=ur-Arab   Vietnamese: virus  
    Welsh: feirws   Yiddish: ווירוס  
     
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