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n. microorganism which functions as an infectious agent; computer program which is intended to be spread surreptitiously between computers and usually causes damage (Computers)

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Virus
A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea.

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Noun
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
(hypernym) microorganism
(hyponym) arbovirus, arborvirus
(classification) virology
(class) virion
2. a harmful or corrupting agency; "bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread"; "the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone"
(hypernym) representation, delegacy, agency
3. 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"
(synonym) computer virus
(hypernym) malevolent program


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Virus (das/der)
n. virus, microorganism which functions as an infectious agent; (Computers) computer program which is intended to be spread surreptitiously between computers and usually causes damage

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virus
nm. virus, microorganism which functions as an infectious agent; computer program which is intended to be spread surreptitiously between computers and usually causes damage (Computers)


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