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Engelsk navneord: virus

1. virus (om dyr) (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


Mindre specifikke termerinfectious agent, infective agent, micro-organism, microorganism


Mere specifikke termeranimal virus, arborvirus, arbovirus, bacteriophage, phage, plant virus, slow virus, tumor virus, vector


Overordnet emneområdevirology


Indenfor samme emneområdeatrophic arthritis, inoculant, inoculum, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, virion

2. virus (om tilstand) a harmful or corrupting agency


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningBigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread.
The virus of jealousy is latent in everyone.


Mindre specifikke termeragency, delegacy, representation

3. virus (om kommunikation) a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA true virus cannot spread to another computer without human assistance.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)computer virus


Mindre specifikke termermalevolent program









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