1. 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.


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


  • inactivity
  • competition
  • inactiveness
  • inaction


  • virus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Virus

  • desirous
  • cyrus
  • iris

How do you pronounce virus?

Pronounce virus as ˈvaɪrəs.

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Sentences with virus

1. Adjective
Canine distemper belongs to the paramyxovirus group, the same group to which the human measles virus belongs.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Ingesting a flea that has fed off of an infected animal can also transmit the virus.

Quotes about virus

1. No one should ever ask themselves that: why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy.
- Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

2. I'm tired of this back-slappin' "isn't humanity neat"bullshit. We're a virus with shoes.
- Bill Hicks

3. Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
- Maya Angelou

2. virus

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


  • representation
  • agency


  • virus (Latin)

3. 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.


  • malevolent program


  • virus (Latin)