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antiviral

 [an″te-, an″ti-vi´ral]
1. effective against viruses.
2. an agent effective against viruses.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·vi·ral

(an'tē-vī'răl),
Opposing a virus; interfering with its replication; weakening or halting its action (for example, zidovudine, acyclovir).
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antiviral

(ăn′tē-vī′rəl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
1. Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of viruses.
2. Computers
a. Of or relating to antivirus software.
b. Eliminating or inhibiting the effectiveness of viruses.
n.
An antiviral drug.
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antiviral

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that counters viral effects or infection.
 
noun An agent that inhibits or prevents viral infection or manages its effects; an antiviral agent.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

antiviral

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that counters viral effects or infection noun Antiviral agent, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an·ti·vi·ral

(an'tē-vī'răl)
Opposing a virus; interfering with its replication; weakening or abolishing its action.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

antiviral

Acting against viruses.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Antiviral

Refers to a drug that can destroy viruses and help treat illnesses caused by them.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·vi·ral

(an'tē-vī'răl)
Opposing a virus; interfering with its replication; weakening or halting its action (e.g., zidovudine, acyclovir).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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