Association of British Scrabble Players

Science & Tech > Medical > Viruses


Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


adenoviral relating to an adenovirus.
adenovirus any of a group of viruses that attack the upper respiratory tract.
arboviral relating to arbovirus, a group of viruses spread by mosquitoes.
arbovirus any of a group of viruses spread by mosquitoes.
baculovirus a type of virus found only to attack insects.
bedsonia a kind of virus.
capsidal relating to a capsid, the outer shell of a virus particle.
coronavirus a kind of virus named for its crown-like shape.
cytomegalovirus any of a group of viruses containing DNA of the herpes family, which cause cells which they infect to enlarge and may cause an illness similar to glandular fever.
echovirus any of a group of viruses that cause respiratory or intestinal diseases.
enteroviral of or like an enterovirus.
enterovirus any of several viruses occurring in and infecting the intestines.
filovirus any member of a family of viruses that includes the agents responsible for Ebola virus disease and Marburg disease.
flavivirus a virus of the Flaviridae family, which includes the virus responsible for yellow fever.
hantavirus an often fatal virus with flu-like symptoms.
herpesvirus the virus responsible for herpes.
lentivirus any of a group of retroviruses producing illnesses characterized by a delay in the onset of symptoms after infection.
mimivirus a genus of virus, one of the largest and most complex known.
morbillivirus a virus responsible for measles.
mycoplasma a member of the Mycoplasma, a variety of pathogenic agents apparently neither viruses not true bacteria.
mycoplasmal relating to mycoplasma, a member of the Mycoplasma.
mycovirus a virus attacking fungi.
myxoviral of or like a myxovirus, any of a group of related viruses causing influenza, mumps etc.
myxovirus any of a group of related viruses causing influenza, mumps etc.
norovirus any of a group of viruses responsible for gastroenteritis.
oncornavirus an oncogenic RNA virus.
oncovirus a virus causing cancer.
papillomavirus any of a genus of double-stranded DNA viruses that cause papillomas and are sometimes associated with human cancers of the genital tract and esp of the cervix.
papovavirus any of a group of DNA-containing oncogenic viruses.
parainfluenza as in parainfluenza virus, any of a number of viruses causing influenza-like symptoms.
paramyxovirus any of a group of viruses which includes the mumps and measles viruses.
parvo (short for) a parvovirus, a virus causing disease in dogs.
parvovirus a DNA-containing animal virus.
picornavirus one of a group of very small RNA viruses, including Cocksackle virus.
poliovirus a virus causing polio.
polyoma a small DNA virus that causes tumours in mice.
poxvirus any one of a group of DNA-containing animal viruses.
prophage a virus that exists in a bacterial cell and undergoes division with its host without destroying it.
proviral relating to a provirus, the form of a virus when it is integrated into the DNA of the host cell.
provirus the form of a virus when it is integrated into the DNA of the host cell.
reovirus a type of virus.
retroviral relating to a retrovirus.
retrovirus any of a group of viruses whose genetic material is encoded in the form of RNA rather than DNA.
rhabdovirus a class of virus that includes rabies.
rhinovirus a virus belonging to a subgroup thought to be responsible for the common cold.
rotavirus a wheel-shaped virus causing gastroenteritis.
rubeolar relating to rubeola, a measles virus.
subviral referring to, or caused by, a structural part of a virus.
subvirus an organism smaller than a virus.
togavirus one of a family of viruses.
ultravirus a virus small enough to pass through the finest filter.
virion a virus particle in its mature, infectious state.
viroid a viruslike plant pathogen.
virologic relating to virology, the study of viruses.
virological relating to virology, the study of viruses.
virologically (adv.) VIROLOGICAL, relating to virology, the study of viruses.
virus (Lat.) a pathogenic agent, usually a protein-coated particle of RNA or DNA, capable of increasing rapidly inside a living cell.