Definitions for viruses

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Viruses

    Minute infectious agents whose genomes are composed of DNA or RNA, but not both. They are characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and the inability to replicate outside living host cells.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Neuman:

    If you swap enough bodily fluid, most viruses can probably be sexually transmitted to some extent.

  2. Alicia Fry:

    At this point we don't know very much about these viruses, they have only recently been identified.

  3. Joseph Bresee:

    It looks like the viruses we are seeing in the U.S. and overseas look very much like the vaccine strains.

  4. Ian Barr:

    We’re always playing catch-up with these viruses, we have to crystal ball what’s happening and what’s going happen.

  5. Peter Jay Hotez:

    Unfortunately, we do not have good antiviral drugs for any of these [viruses]. That makes prevention even more important.

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