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Definition of RHABDOVIRUS
: any of a family (Rhabdoviridae) of rod- or bullet-shaped single-stranded RNA viruses found in plants and animals and including the causative agents of rabies and vesicular stomatitis
Origin of RHABDOVIRUS
First Known Use: 1966
Medical Definition of RHABDOVIRUS
: any of the family Rhabdoviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses
Any of a group of viruses responsible for rabies and vesicular stomatitis (an acute disease of cattle and horses, characterized by blisters in and about the mouth, that resembles foot-and-mouth disease). The bullet-shaped virus particle is encased in a fatty membrane and contains RNA.