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Synonyms for virus

anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

Synonyms for virus

a harmful or corrupting agency

a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer

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A team at SUNY Stony Brook created an artificial polio type virus last year, (1) and this past fall Craig Venter announced that his Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, with the generous support of the Department of Energy, had succeeded in the creation of a bacterial virus.
It also spotlighted a bacterial virus called PRD-1, which is similar to human viruses that cause sickness such as rotavirus.
Like many viruses, this bacterial virus, or bacteriophage, creates its shell from hundreds of copies of a single protein (SN: 3/25/95, p.
It showed that more than 1,700 people were affected with the deadly bacterial virus.
coli O104:H4 outbreak strain has gained the ability to make a toxin from a bacterial virus source which has made it more dangerous," said Dr Crossman.