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Virulent virus

Definition
noun
A virus that lyses its host immediately upon infection and often cause disease
Supplement
Viruses may be virulent or temperate. Virulent viruses tend to kill their host upon entry through cell lysis whereas temperate viruses ‘restrain’ by not immediately causing cell lysis but replicating while in latent state.
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