virus

Part of speech: noun

VIRULENCE.

Part of speech: noun

A morbid poison that is the means of communioating infectious disease.

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Usage examples "virus":

  1. Chauveau's experiments on both cattle and horses with the virus of smallpox and its inoculation back on the human subject go far to show that in the climate of western Europe, at least, no such transformation takes place. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. I don't have Murt's Virus. - "Mate in Two Moves", Winston Marks.
  3. Common- sense is not an antidote to the virus of the literary infection when once a young soul has taken it. - "That Fortune", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.