The adjective or adverb viral and the noun virality may refer to any viral phenomenon, that is, an object or pattern that is able to induce some agents to replicate it, resulting in many copies being produced and spread around. For example, virality relating to social, cultural, emotional and affective contagions that spread through sociotechnical networks.

In medical terminology "viral" means pertaining to a virus.

More specifically, the terms may be used in reference to:

  • a biological virus
  • a computer virus
  • a meme
  • viral marketing, the use of existing social networks to spread a marketing message
  • viral phenomenon, relating to contagion theory or the "virality" of network culture
  • a viral video, a video that quickly attains a high popularity through the Internet

Other articles related to "viral":

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Virus L-A - Viral Replication Cycle
... Both the (+) and the (–) strands of L-A are synthesized within viral particles ... The absence of both 5′ cap and 3′ poly(A) on the viral mRNA is the basis of complex interactions of virus and host in translation ...
List Of Gurren Lagann Characters - Viral
... Enki Enkidu Enkidudu Tengen Toppa Enkidurga (movie only) Viral (ヴィラル, Viraru?) is a member of the Human Eradication Army, who regards Kamina ... However, upon learning the truth, a shocked Viral focuses his frustrations on Simon before refusing to kill him on Cytomander's orders when he holds Yoko hostage ... Brought before Lordgenome, Viral learns the truth of the Beastmens' lifespans before receiving the gift of immortality ...
Smallpox Survivors - Cause
... The "dumbbell-shaped" structure inside the virion is the viral core, which contains the viral DNA Mag ... by other DNA viruses, the most important of which is a viral-associated DNA-dependent RNA polymerase ... The viral envelope is made of modified Golgi membranes containing viral-specific polypeptides, including hemagglutinin ...
Management - Viral Meningitis
... Viral meningitis typically only requires supportive therapy most viruses responsible for causing meningitis are not amenable to specific treatment ... Viral meningitis tends to run a more benign course than bacterial meningitis ... Mild cases of viral meningitis can be treated at home with conservative measures such as fluid, bedrest, and analgesics ...
Late Protein
... A late protein is a viral protein that is formed after replication of the virus ... pathways during the productive phase of the viral life cycle ... L2 capsid proteins can also interact with viral dsDNA, facilitating its release from the endocytic compartment after viral uncoating ...