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Vector   /vˈɛktər/   Listen
Vector

noun
1.
A variable quantity that can be resolved into components.
2.
A straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction.
3.
Any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease.  Synonym: transmitter.  "Fleas are vectors of the plague" , "Aphids are transmitters of plant diseases" , "When medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"
4.
(genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell.



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