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    vector - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vector

    Definition
    (noun) a variable quantity that can be resolved into components Definition
    (noun) a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction Definition
    (noun) any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
    Synonyms : transmitter
    Example Sentence
    • mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever
    • fleas are vectors of the plague
    • aphids are transmitters of plant diseases
    • when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects
    Definition
    (noun) (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell
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