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Definition of virus

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Definition as written by Calalily:

Microscopic organism that will infect a plant and cause distorted or blotched leaves. It usually needs a mechanical or insect vector to infect a plant.

Definition as written by Magpye:

(1) An ultra-microscopic (one dimension less than 200 Ám) organism. Viruses cannot reproduce alone but must first infect a living cell and usurp its synthetic and reproductive facilities. Responsible for some diseases in plants and animals.

(2) A plant disease that cannot be eliminated by a chemical means. Some viruses have created stripped tulips. Most are feared by growers.

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