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  Definition of virus
  1. (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
  2. 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"
  3. a harmful or corrupting agency; "bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread"; "the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone"
Similar Words: computer virus

 

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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