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bunyavirus

noun bun·ya·vi·rus \ˈbən-yə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of BUNYAVIRUS

:  any of a family (Bunyaviridae) of usually spherical or pleomorphic single-stranded RNA viruses usually transmitted by the bite of an arthropod (as a mosquito) or in the bodily secretions of rodents and including the hantaviruses and the causative agents of Rift Valley fever, sandfly fever, and some forms of encephalitis and hemorrhagic fever
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Origin of BUNYAVIRUS

New Latin, from bunya- (from Bunyamwera, locale in western Uganda where the virus was isolated in 1943) + virus
First Known Use: 1985
Medical Dictionary

bunyavirus

noun bun·ya·vi·rus \ˈbən-yə-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of BUNYAVIRUS

1
capitalized :  a genus of numerous single-stranded RNA viruses (as the La Crosse virus) of the family Bunyaviridae that are usually transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks
2
:  any of the family Bunyaviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses

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