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    virus - Dictionary definition and meaning for word virus

    (noun) (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 Definition
    (noun) a harmful or corrupting agency
    Example Sentence
    • bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread
    • the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone
    (noun) a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
    Synonyms : computer virus
    Example Sentence
    • a true virus cannot spread to another computer without human assistance
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