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pertaining to or caused by a virus.


Of, pertaining to, or caused by a virus.


/vi·ral/ (vi´ral) pertaining to or caused by a virus.


1. Of, relating to, or caused by a virus.
2. Of or relating to the rapid propagation of information, ideas, or trends by means of social networks rather than conventional mass media: viral marketing.

vi′ral·ly adv.


Of, pertaining to, or caused by a virus.


Inflammation of the liver, due usually to viral infection but sometimes to toxic agents.
[hepat- + -itis]

hep·a·ti·tis, vi·ral, non-A, non-B

(NANB) (hepă-tītis, vīrăl)
Disease due to viral agents other than hepatitis viruses A or B.


pertaining to or caused by a virus.

viral abortion
see equine viral abortion (below). See also equine viral rhinopneumonitis, equine viral arteritis, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis.
viral arteritis
see equine viral arteritis.
viral arthritis
a contagious disease of chickens and turkeys caused by a reovirus and characterized by a high incidence of inapparent infection and some cases of joint swelling and lameness.
viral assembly
final steps in the replication of viruses in which virions are assembled from their separately synthesized components. The final steps of viral maturation prior to release from the cell.
viral cultivation
viruses grow only in living cells which in the laboratory are provided by embryonated hen eggs, cell culture, or laboratory animals (rabbits, mice, etc.).
viral diarrhea
occurs in most species, especially in the newborn. In cattle, rotavirus and coronavirus are the common agents but bovine herpesvirus 1 and others may also be the cause in this age group. In older cattle bovine virus diarrhea (mucosal disease) is the major cause. Some other diseases may have diarrhea as an incidental sign, e.g. rinderpest, bovine malignant catarrhal fever.
equine viral abortion
caused by equine herpesvirus 1, sometimes equine herpesvirus 4. Abortion occurs in the last trimester and often involves a majority of mares in a group (abortion storm). See also equine viral rhinopneumonitis, equine viral arteritis.
viral hemorrhagic septicemia
important rhabdoviral infection of rainbow trout. Also causes infection, and sometimes disease, in other salmonids, pike, turbot, Pacific cod and Pacific herring. Acute infection is characterized by hemorrhages and a high mortality. Chronic infection may be inapparent.
viral hepatitis
see duck hepatitis.
viral interstitial pneumonia
bovine syncytial virus, a common cause of interstitial pneumonia in all age cattle, especially calves.
viral ligand
a receptor binding molecule on the surface of a virus. See also ligand.
viral papular dermatitis
see equine papular dermatitis.
viral pneumonia
see enzootic pneumonia.
viral pneumonia calf
caused by parainfluenza-3 virus, bovine respiratory syncytial virus; infection with Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Pasteurella spp. may also accompany the viral infection.
viral recombination
viral replication
viral teratogen
see akabane virus disease, aino virus disease, bovine virus diarrhea, rift valley fever, wesselsbron disease, bluetongue, border disease, classical swine fever (hog cholera), feline panleukopenia.
viral transcription

Patient discussion about viral

Q. What are the causes of viral blisters on the skin? For a few months now I've been having these hard viral blisters on my fingers. The only way to get rid of them is with freezed carbon. It does go away with that treatment- after a few weeks but then a new one appears. How can I prevent it from "attacking" again??

A. These viral blisters you are describing are caused by HPV (papilloma virus), and are very hard to get rid of without treatment with freezed carbon. Many of us have the virus but not everyone gets the actual infection. There is not a proved way of preventing from it to happen again after treatment, unfortunately..

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We are going to keep building AI-first, vertical agnostic solutions, Virality Detection API and Excel add-in being the newest addition to our stable," said Singh.
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Also built into the platform is cloud video chaptering, social content synchronisation and virality tracking and social monitoring, for seamless video delivery.
With an immense focus on community driven crowdfunding and inherent virality of campaigns through great stories, BitGiving envisions bringing together individuals and organizations to make amazing things happen.
But, as online spaces are legitimised, and as virality offers rewards financially and in terms of professional credibility, the web series has become a genre in its own right--one that big names want in on, a la Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, Web Therapy (starring Lisa Kudrow, Lily Tomlin and Minnie Driver) and the online musical Dr.
1) The invasive, invisible and stigmatizing quality associated with viruses, and their disregard of borders, is fictionally exploited in contemporary films to match a social reality in which the term virality has acquired undertones that surpass those of biological contagion (Sampson 2012).
While this is certainly the case, what is also true is that many advertisers invest in digital for the sake of doing so and because everyone else is doing it too, without a clear sense of objectives, resulting in the many haphazard and clumsy attempts at virality we often witness on social media.
It is not simply the grisly deeds perpetrated by ISIS, as these deeds tend to occur outside of public view; nor is it simply the virality that such messages acquire via social media.
The compnay's free set of deep linking tools is meant to allow developers to build personalised experiences for their users that encourage sharing and virality.
Fortunately or unfortunately they can spare themselves the dilemma simply because virality isn't a choice.
Spotify uses virality (increase in streams and shares week on week) as its determining factor as to who the ultimate winner is going to be.
Platforms benefit from strong virality and this helps them scale even faster.