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picornavirus

noun pi·cor·na·vi·rus \(ˌ)pē-ˌkr-nə-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of PICORNAVIRUS

:  any of a family (Picornaviridae) of small single-stranded RNA viruses that include the causative agents of encephalomyocarditis, hepatitis A, poliomyelitis, foot-and-mouth disease, and hand, foot and mouth disease — compare coxsackie virus, echovirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus

Origin of PICORNAVIRUS

pico- + RNA + virus
First Known Use: 1962
Medical Dictionary

picornavirus

noun pi·cor·na·vi·rus \(ˌ)pē-ˌkr-nə-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of PICORNAVIRUS

:  any of the family Picornaviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses

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