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Definition a submicroscopic organism that causes disease (by using the cellular reproductive machinery of the organism it invades)
  • The common cold is caused by a virus.
virus = a submicroscopic organism that causes disease (by using the cellular reproductive machinery of the organism it invades)
  • Antibiotics don't work against viruses.
  • The virus mutated, so that this year's flu shot won't protect against it.
  • She'd picked up a virus, and Evra had to stay in to look after her.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • virus = a submicroscopic organism that causes disease
  • essentially reprogramming the cell so it reproduces the virus instead of itself.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • virus = a submicroscopic organism that causes disease (by using the cellular reproductive machinery of the organism it invades)
  • It was actually physical, not unlike a stomach virus.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The fair was a "contagion," a "virus," a form of "progressive cerebral meningitis."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Madam, we see no end of silent cirrhosis and even liver cancer from this virus.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "Mum thinks you've got Ebola virus.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • It's like a virus that sneaks around the system, pops out when your resistance is low.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • And in the dream nearly everyone on the earth is dead, because they have caught a virus.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Even Adah, who's becoming an expert in tropical epidemiology and strange new viruses.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Father Mulligan had died four years ago of viral hepatitis, in an ashram north of Rishikesh.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • It started on Thursday when I came down with the H1N1 virus, which at the time everyone was calling "swine flu."
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • As a result, the poor man has become a plague virus.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Dr. Virus laughed, and briefly I saw the family doctor inside this toughened revolutionary.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Her coma was caused by a severe case of viral meningitis.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • It was when it showed up, and even now this virus that can mutate in infinite ways to thwart nearly any treatment eludes our efforts to corral it.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • A virus that carries the gene to produce Shiga toxins is now infecting previously harmless strains of E. coli.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Swallowed a VC virus or something.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried

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