viruliferous

adjective

vir·​u·​lif·​er·​ous ˌvir-ə-ˈli-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce viruliferous (audio)
ˌvir-yə-
: containing, producing, or conveying an agent of infection and especially a virus
viruliferous insects

Word History

Etymology

virul(ence) + -iferous

First Known Use

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viruliferous was circa 1899

Dictionary Entries Near viruliferous

Cite this Entry

“Viruliferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viruliferous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

viruliferous

adjective
vir·​u·​lif·​er·​ous ˌvir-(y)ə-ˈlif-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce viruliferous (audio)
: containing, producing, or conveying an agent of infection
viruliferous insects
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