DNA virus

noun

Definition of DNA virus

: a virus whose genome consists of DNA

First Known Use of DNA virus

1963, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About DNA virus

Time Traveler for DNA virus

Time Traveler

The first known use of DNA virus was in 1963

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near DNA virus

DNA test

DNA virus

DNB

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for DNA virus

Cite this Entry

“DNA virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DNA%20virus. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for DNA virus

DNA virus

noun

Medical Definition of DNA virus

: a virus whose genome consists of DNA

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!