antiviral etymology

English word antiviral comes from English anti-, English viral

Detailed word origin of antiviral

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
viral English (eng) (marketing) A video, image or text spread by "word of mouth" on the internet or by e-mail for humorous, political or marketing purposes. (advertising, and, marketing) Spread by word of mouth, with minimal intervention in order to create buzz and interest.. (computing) Of the nature of an informatic virus; able to spread copies of itself to other computers.. (virology) Caused by a virus.. [...]
antiviral English (eng) (medicine) An antiviral medication. (computing) Eliminating or inhibiting the action of a computer virus.. (medicine) Inhibiting the growth and reproduction of a virus.

Words with the same origin as antiviral

Descendants of anti-
antacid anti antianxiety antibacterial antichrist anticlimax anticrime antidepressant antifreeze antigovernment antihero antihistamine antimatter antineoplaston antioxidant antipersonnel antiperspirant antipsychotic antisocial antitank antitrust antivenin antivenom antivirus