rhabdovirus


rhab·do·vi·rus

noun \-ˌvī-rəs\

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

New Latin
First Known Use: 1966

rhab·do·vi·rus

noun \ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RHABDOVIRUS

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

rhabdovirus

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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.

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