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virus

Pronunciation: /ˈvaɪrəs/

Translation of virus in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural viruses)

  • virus (masculine) she's come down with a virus [colloquial/familiar] ha pescado un virus [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [infection/disease] viral, vírico
    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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