Words Like VIRUS

We have put together a list of words that are similar to VIRUS.

2 Alternative Words Similar to virus

1 Agency Noun      Synonym Words Like Agency

1 examples of virus

1 the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone

10 definitions of virus

1 Venom, as produced by a poisonous animal etc.
2 A type of microscopic agent that causes an infectious disease; the disease so caused.
3 A submicroscopic infectious organism, now understood to be a non-cellular structure consisting of a core of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat. It requires a living cell to replicate, and often causes disease in the host organism.
4 A computer virus.
5 The contagium of an infectious disease; a poison produced in the body of one suffering from a contagious disease, and capable of exciting the same disease when introduced into another person by inoculation.
6 Hence Figuratively, that which causes a degraded mental or moral state; moral or intellectual poison: as, the virus of sensuality.
7 Figuratively, virulence; extreme acrimony or bitterness; malignity.
8 a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
9 (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
10 a harmful or corrupting agency
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