viruliferous

adjective
vir·​u·​lif·​er·​ous | \ ˌvir-ə-ˈli-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce viruliferous (audio) , ˌvir-yə- \

Definition of viruliferous

: containing, producing, or conveying an agent of infection and especially a virus viruliferous insects

First Known Use of viruliferous

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viruliferous

virulence + -iferous

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“Viruliferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viruliferous. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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viruliferous

adjective
vir·​u·​lif·​er·​ous | \ ˌvir-(y)ə-ˈlif-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce viruliferous (audio) \

Medical Definition of viruliferous

: containing, producing, or conveying an agent of infection viruliferous insects

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