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
Origin of togavirus
New Latin, from Latin toga toga + New Latin virus
First Known Use: 1970
Medical Definition of togavirus
: any of the family Togaviridae of RNA viruses including the causative agents of German measles and the three forms of equine encephalitis <The togaviruses exist in geographically limited habitats in which specific mosquitoes and vertebrate hosts play roles in virus survival, geographic extension, overwintering, and amplification.—Frederick A. Murphy et al., Veterinary Virology, 3rd edition, 1999>
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