Definition of supervirus in English:

supervirus

noun

  • 1Medicine and Biology. A particularly infectious or dangerous virus, especially a virulent new strain for which no effective treatment has yet been developed.

  • 2Computing. A particularly destructive or sophisticated virus, especially one which is able to defeat standard antivirus software.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From super- + virus.

Pronunciation

supervirus

/ˈsuːpəˌvʌɪrəs//ˈsjuːpəˌvʌɪrəs/