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arbovirus

noun ar·bo·vi·rus \ˌär-bə-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of ARBOVIRUS

:  any of various RNA viruses (as the causative agents of equine encephalitis, sandfly fever, and West Nile fever) transmitted chiefly by arthropods
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Origin of ARBOVIRUS

arthropod-borne virus
First Known Use: 1957
Medical Dictionary

arbovirus

noun ar·bo·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of ARBOVIRUS

:  any of various RNA viruses (as an arenavirus, bunyavirus, or flavivirus) transmitted principally by arthropods and including the causative agents of encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue
ar·bo·vi·ral \-rəl\ adjective

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