virus

(redirected from defective virus)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to defective virus: street virus
  • noun

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

References in periodicals archive ?
These include the presence of an actively replicating, fully competent virus; the presence in the cells of a persistent virus infection; or the presence of a replicating but defective virus (14).