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Bomb

1. A great noise; a hollow sound. A pillar of iron . . . Which if you had struck, would make . . . A great bomb in the chamber beneath. (Bacon)

2. A shell; especially. A spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See shell.

3. A bomb ketch. Bomb chest, a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; called also mortar vessel. Bomb lance, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used in whale fishing. Volcanic bomb, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape. I noticed volcanic bombs.

Origin: f. Bombe bombshell, fr. L. Bombus a humming or buzzing noise, gr.


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... that is, breaks down into pieces, which then force the host cell to manufacture more viral pieces and assemble them as brand new viral particles, 'bombs' ready to infect new cells. Perhaps the most precise terms would be 'intact' and 'broken' (or something similar) - an intact virus is a virus ...

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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

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