non·​vi·​ral ˌnän-ˈvī-rəl How to pronounce nonviral (audio)
: not of, relating to, or caused by a virus : not viral
a nonviral disease

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The corporate partners have given each other access to its RNA technology and nonviral delivery technology. Jonathan Saltzman,, 26 Apr. 2023 ReCode grew out of UT Southwestern research into using nonviral lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA to treat cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Dallas News, 12 Jan. 2022 All nonviral life on Earth belongs to one of three domains. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2015 And while many of the health tech products focus on nonviral health issues, such as blood pressure, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking, a significant number of companies are showing off new products to combat COVID. Chris Morris, Fortune, 7 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonviral was in 1937

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“Nonviral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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