n (pl viruses)
- virus (m) she's come down with a virus [colloquial/familiar] ha pescado un virus [familiar/colloquial] (before n) [infection/disease] viral, víricoMore example sentences
- When found outside of host cells, viruses exist as a protein coat or capsid, sometimes enclosed within a membrane.
- Such viruses enter the host cell and then rapidly multiply inside the cell before killing it.
- Bacteriophages fit the definition of parasite to a T. In many cases new viruses multiply inside a host until the bacterium simply rips apart.
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.