noun \ˈtō-gə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of TOGAVIRUS

:  any of a family (Togaviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a spherical virion and include the causative agents of German measles and the three forms of equine encephalitis


New Latin, from Latin toga toga + New Latin virus
First Known Use: 1970


noun \ˈtō-gə-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOGAVIRUS

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


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of three genera of arboviruses: Alphavirus, Rubivirus (which causes rubella), and Pestivirus (which infects only animals). Some Alphavirus species produce a severe equine encephalitis that has a mortality rate of up to 90% in horses and 10% in humans.


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