arenavirus


ar·e·na·vi·rus

noun \ˌa-rə-nə-ˈvī-rəs, ˌer-ə-\

Definition of ARENAVIRUS

:  any of a family (Arenaviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses having a dense outer lipid envelope covered by numerous club-shaped projections and including the causative agents of lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Lassa fever

Origin of ARENAVIRUS

New Latin, ultimately from Latin arena sand + New Latin virus; from the fine granules seen in cross sections of the virion
First Known Use: 1971

are·na·vi·rus

noun \ˌar-ə-nə-ˈvī-rəs, ə-ˌrē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ARENAVIRUS

1
capitalized : a genus of the family Arenaviridae that includes the Machupo virus, the Junin virus, and the causative agents of lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Lassa fever
2
: any of the family Arenaviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses

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