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Noun
A submicroscopic organism that typically replicates in a living host cell
“The presence of HIV-RNA can be detected 12 days after the virus has infected the patient.”
Noun
A disease caused by a submicroscopic organism
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“She recovered from the virus, and local community health workers determined that she likely had contracted it from a healer who lived and worked in her village.”
Noun
A malevolent computer program or system
“The virus has caused my computer to crash and bring up a blue screen.”
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A common viral illness
Noun
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Noun
An error or defect, especially in a computer program or system
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Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
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Something that causes irritation or frustration
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Noun
An individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form
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