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togavirus

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noun to·ga·vi·rus \ˈtō-gə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of togavirus

  1. :  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 Dictionary

togavirus

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noun to·ga·vi·rus \ˈtō-gə-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of togavirus

  1. :  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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