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Noun Concept
Categories: Epidemiology, Viruses, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Medical tests, Zoonoses
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virus
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(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 WordNet 3.0
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(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 WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A virus is a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. Wikipedia
Submicroscopic agents that infect plants, animals and bacteria, and are unable to reproduce outside the tissues of the host. OmegaWiki
A submicroscopic, non-cellular structure consisting of a core of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat, that requires a living host cell to replicate, and often causes disease in the host organism. Wiktionary