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picornavirus

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

Definition of picornavirus

  1. :  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


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picornavirus

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

Medical Definition of picornavirus

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




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