(vīʹrəs) noun. plural viruses; virus. 1. a. Any of various simple submicroscopic parasites of plants, animals, and bacteria that often cause disease and that consist essentially of a core of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein coat. Unable to replicate without a host cell, viruses are typically not considered living organisms. b. A disease caused by a virus. 2. Something that poisons one's soul or mind: the pernicious virus of racism. 3. Computer Science. A computer virus.
virus (vīʹrəs) noun 1. virus: the small-pox virus, virus penyakit cacar; a virus infection, jangkitan virus; 2. (figurative) racun: the virus of racial hatred, racun kebencian ras.