infector

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

infect +‎ -or.

Noun[edit]

infector ‎(plural infectors)

  1. Something that infects; that which causes infection.
    • 2000 September 15, Robert Koenig, “COMPUTER SCIENCE: Flushing Out Nasty Viruses in the Balkans”[1], Science, volume 289, number 5486, DOI:10.1126/science.289.5486.1863, pages 1863-1865:
      That's when a rapidly proliferating virus from Israel dubbed Jerusalem bogged down computers around the world, and Brain--a "boot-sector infector" from Pakistan that hit MS-DOS systems--went on a rampage.