rhinovirus


rhi·no·vi·rus

noun \ˌrī-nō-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of RHINOVIRUS

:  any of a genus (Rhinovirus) of picornaviruses including two (species Human rhinovirus A and Human rhinovirus B) having numerous serotypes causing respiratory infections (as the common cold) in humans

Origin of RHINOVIRUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1961

rhi·no·vi·rus

noun \ˌrī-nō-ˈvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RHINOVIRUS

: any of a genus (Rhinovirus) of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Picornaviridae including two species (Human rhinovirus A and Human rhinovirus B) having numerous serotypes that affect humans causing respiratory infections including the common cold

rhinovirus

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a group of picornaviruses capable of causing common colds in humans. The virus is thought to be transmitted to the upper respiratory tract by airborne droplets. Because of the great number of cold viruses, vaccines against them are virtually impossible to develop. See also adenovirus.

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