Origin of virus
OTHER WORDS FROM virusvi·rus·like, adjectivean·ti·vi·rus, adjective
How to use virus in a sentence
Plus there is another problem that the viruses pose—the problem that apparently is the culprit this year—they evolve.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On the one hand, patients may not understand that viruses are the cause of most cold symptoms this time of year.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What specific bacteria and viruses can be detected in the sewage?The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers|Wudan Yan|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If you look for new viruses, you will find them,” said Bucknell University disease ecologist DeeAnn Reeder.
Humans are exposed to viruses from other species all the time, and we almost never get sick.
I kept thinking of viruses—should have seen the obvious sooner.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
Those germs and viruses had persisted for centuries, and gradually had lost their power to harm mankind.Flight From Tomorrow|Henry Beam Piper
That led him to the principle of the attenuation of viruses and to that of vaccination by attenuated microbes.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
So they work best with life—viruses, germs, vegetable-allergy substances.
They gave him shots there—new preventative medicine that was partially effective p. 121 against the viruses of Mars.
British Dictionary definitions for virus
Derived forms of virusvirus-like, adjective
Word Origin for virus
Scientific definitions for virus
Other words from virusviral adjective
Cultural definitions for virus (1 of 3)
Microorganisms consisting of DNA and RNA molecules wrapped in a protective coating of proteins. Viruses are the most primitive form of life. They depend on other living cells for their reproduction and growth. (See under “Medicine and Health.”)
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Cultural definitions for virus (2 of 3)
A minute organism that consists of a core of nucleic acid surrounded by protein. Viruses, which are so small that a special kind of microscope is needed to view them, can grow and reproduce only inside living cells. (See under “Life Sciences.”)
Cultural definitions for virus (3 of 3)
See computer virus.