Bacteria vs Viral - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between bacteria and viral

is that bacteria is bacterial while viral is (virology) of or relating to a biological virus.

As a noun viral is

(marketing) a video, image or text spread by "word of mouth" on the internet or by e-mail for humorous, political or marketing purposes.

bacteria

English

Etymology 1

From .

Noun

(head)
  • English plurals
  • (US) A type, species, or strain of bacterium
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, A.C. Panchdhari, Water Supply and Sanitary Installations citation
  • , passage=Anaerobic bacteria' function in the absence of oxygen, where as aerobic '''bacteria''' require sunlight and also oxygen. Both these ' bacterias are capable of breaking down the organic matter
  • (US, proscribed)
  • (pejorative, slang) A derisive term for a lowlife or a slob (could be treated as plural or singular).
  • Usage notes
    * This is the plural form of the word. While it is often used as if it were singular (as a collective noun), this is considered nonstandard by some in the US and more elsewhere. See the usage examples under (bacterium).
    Derived terms
    * Bacteria * Eubacteria * Archaebacteria / Archebacteria * eubacteria * archaebacteria / archebacteria
    See also
    * culture (collective noun)

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Noun

    (bacteriae)
  • (dated, medicine) An oval bacterium, as distinguished from a spherical coccus or rod-shaped bacillus
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    viral

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (virology) Of or relating to a biological virus.
  • viral DNA
  • (virology) Caused by a virus.
  • viral infection
  • (computing) Of the nature of an informatic virus; able to spread copies of itself to other computers.
  • (advertising, and, marketing) Spread by word of mouth, with minimal intervention in order to create buzz and interest.
  • Derived terms

    * go viral * viral marketing

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (marketing) A video, image or text spread by "word of mouth" on the internet or by e-mail for humorous, political or marketing purposes.
  • * 2002, Nik Lever, Flash Mx Games: ActionScript for Artists , Focal Press, page 411,
  • Using the Flash ActiveX control in this way allows you as a developer to create desktop characters, email virals and screensavers.
  • * 2003, Dave Chaffey, Total E-Mail Marketing , Elsevier, page 2,
  • [M]ost virals are not seen as profiling and data collection exercises, since that would kill the impulse of forwarding to a friend.
  • * 2005, Russell Evans, Practical DV Filmmaking , Focal Press, page 289,
  • Music company virals are becoming commonplace as costs of promos force labels to reconsider how to target more directly to consumers.

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