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virus

vi·rus

virus

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI rs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: viruses
definition 1: a tiny organism that can reproduce only in living cells. Viruses cause disease in humans, animals, and plants.
The flu is caused by a virus.
definition 2: a disease caused by such an organism.
Measles and the flu are viruses.
similar words:
cold
definition 3: see computer virus.
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broader categories that include viruses
results of some viruses
some carriers of viruses
some conditions resulting from viruses
some descriptions of viruses
some living things that are affected by viruses
some parts of viruses
some processes involving viruses
some things that affect viruses
some things that are affected by viruses