Synonyms for vector

Synonyms for (noun) vector

Synonyms: vector

Definition: (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell

Similar words: virus

Definition: (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein

Synonyms: vector

Definition: a variable quantity that can be resolved into components

Similar words: variable, variable quantity

Definition: a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

Synonyms: vector, transmitter

Definition: any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

Usage: mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever; fleas are vectors of the plague; aphids are transmitters of plant diseases; when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects

Similar words: agent

Definition: an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

Usage: their research uncovered new disease agents

Synonyms: vector

Definition: a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

Similar words: straight line

Definition: a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

Usage: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line

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