Synonyms

1. smallpox

noun. ['ˈsmɔlˌpɑːks'] a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars.

Synonyms

  • pseudovariola
  • Cuban itch
  • milk pox
  • West Indian smallpox
  • Kaffir pox
  • pseudosmallpox
  • white pox
  • alastrim
  • variola minor
  • pox
  • pock
  • variola

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Words that Rhyme with Smallpox Virus

  • cytomegalovirus
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  • desirous
  • cyrus
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2. virus

noun. ['ˈvaɪrəs'] (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.

Synonyms

  • vector
  • animal virus
  • infective agent
  • phage
  • slow virus
  • microorganism
  • plant virus
  • tumor virus
  • arborvirus
  • infectious agent
  • bacteriophage
  • micro-organism

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • competition
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • virus (Latin)

3. virus

noun. ['ˈvaɪrəs'] a harmful or corrupting agency.

Synonyms

  • representation
  • agency

Etymology

  • virus (Latin)

4. virus

noun. ['ˈvaɪrəs'] a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.

Synonyms

  • malevolent program

Etymology

  • virus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word smallpox-virus


1. Noun Phrase
Manipulating naturally occurring compounds has led to the development of nerve gases, and biological agents, such as those using the smallpox virus and anthrax bacteria, have been manipulated using microscopes to yield the most virulent strains.

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