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 Dictionary entry overview: What does viral infection mean? 

  The noun VIRAL INFECTION has 1 sense:

1. infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans

  Familiarity information: VIRAL INFECTION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1viral infection [BACK TO TOP]


Infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


viral infection; virus infection

Hypernyms ("viral infection" is a kind of...):

infection (the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "viral infection"):

haemorrhagic fever; hemorrhagic fever; VHF; viral haemorrhagic fever; viral hemorrhagic fever (a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage)

herpangia (a viral infection (usually in children) marked by sore throat and fever and papules in the mouth and throat and headache and abdominal pain; usually subsides in a short time)

HIV (infection by the human immunodeficiency virus)

viral pneumonia (pneumonia caused by a virus)

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