non·​vi·​ral | \ ˌnän-ˈvī-rəl How to pronounce nonviral (audio) \

Definition of nonviral

: not of, relating to, or caused by a virus : not viral a nonviral disease

Examples of nonviral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The genetic activation patterns differed from those observed in people who died of the flu or nonviral causes. Stephani Sutherland, Scientific American, 21 Jan. 2021 First, a combination of other viruses or nonviral organisms such as bacteria may have primed the cross-reactive T cells. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of nonviral

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonviral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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