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Another word for virus

  1. Anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

      1. (Archaic) Fatal injury or ruin:
      2. A cause of harm, ruin, or death:
      3. Deadly poison
      1. A condition in horses similar to but more advanced than thrush.
      2. An inflammation or infection of the ear and auditory canal, especially in dogs and cats.
      3. A disease of plants that causes local decay of bark and wood
      1. A disease that is or may be transmitted by direct or indirect contact; a contagious disease.
      2. The causative agent of a communicable disease; bacteria or virus
      3. The direct cause, such as a bacterium or virus, of a communicable disease.
      1. (Chem.) A substance that inhibits or destroys the activity of a catalyst, enzyme, etc. or that interferes with or checks a reaction
      2. A substance causing illness or death when eaten, drunk, or absorbed even in relatively small quantities
      3. A substance that causes injury, illness, or death, especially by chemical means.
      1. A poisonous or harmful nonbiological substance, such as a pollutant.
      2. A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms and is capable of causing disease when introduced into the body tissues but is often also capable of inducing neutralizing antibodies or antitoxins.
      3. Any of various similar poisons, related to proteins, formed in certain plants, as ricin, or secreted by certain animals, as snake venom: toxins, when injected into animals or humans, typically initiate the formation of antitoxins
      1. The poison secreted by some snakes, spiders, insects, etc., introduced into the body of the victim by bite or sting
      2. A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted to prey or to attackers by a bite or sting.
      3. (Rare) Poison of any kind
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Another word for virus

  1. An infection

  2. An organism

      1. (Microbiology) An organism that is too small to be seen by the unaided eye, especially a single-celled organism, such as a bacterium.
      2. An organism or infectious agent of microscopic or submicroscopic size, especially a bacterium or protozoan.
      3. Any microscopic or ultramicroscopic animal, plant, bacterium, virus, etc.
      1. Any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming, aerobic bacteria of the genus Bacillus that often occur in chains and include B. anthracis , the causative agent of anthrax.
      2. Any of a genus (Bacillus) of rod-shaped bacteria that occur in chains, produce spores, and are active only in the presence of oxygen
      3. Any rod-shaped bacterium
      1. A bacteriophage.
      2. (Microbiology, virology) A virus that is parasitic to bacteria.
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