Difference between revisions of "virus"

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|etymology=Latin <i>virus</i>, poison
 
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|definition=An intracellular obligate, infectious parasitic agent visible only under the electron microscope, causing many diseases in man, animals and plants.
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|definition=An [[intracellular]] [[obligate]], infectious [[parasitic]] agent visible only under the electron microscope, causing many diseases in man, animals and plants.
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Revision as of 23:42, 13 September 2013

virus (noun; Latin virus, poison): An intracellular obligate, infectious parasitic agent visible only under the electron microscope, causing many diseases in man, animals and plants.