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1) virus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Viruses usually are too small (100-2,000 Angstrom units) to be seen with the light microscope and thus must be studied by electron microscopes. In one stage of their...

2) computer virus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although some viruses are merely disruptive, others can destroy or corrupt data or cause an operating system or applications program to malfunction. Computer viruses...

3) Ebola virus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The virus, named for the region in Congo (Kinshasa) where it was first identified in 1976, emerged from the rain forest, where it survives in an as yet unknown host....

4) slow virus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although many viruses fit this description, the term slow virus is usually reserved for the first recognized lentiviruses, such as the virus that causes visna (a...

5) Epstein-Barr virus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Barr virus, (EBV), herpesvirus that is the major cause of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with a number of cancers, particularly lymphomas in immunosuppressed...

6) respiratory syncytial virus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...respiratory syncytial virus, (sinsish´l) (KEY) : see cold, common....

7) HIV. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV:...

8) bacteriophage. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The tail fibers fix the base plate to the specific receptor site on the bacterial cell wall, and the tail sheath contracts like a syringe, forcing the DNA that is...

9) antiviral drug. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The drugs act by interfering with a virus's ability to enter a host cell and replicate itself with the host cell's DNA. Some drugs block the virus's attachment or...

10) AIDS, in medicine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The virus was isolated in 1983 and was ultimately named the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There are two forms of the HIV virus, HIV-1 and HIV-2. The majority...

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