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arenavirus

noun are·na·vi·rus \ˌar-ə-nə-ˈvī-rəs, ə-ˌrē-\

Medical Definition of arenavirus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of the family Arenaviridae that includes the Machupo virus, the Junin virus, and the causative agents of lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Lassa fever

  2. 2:  any of the family Arenaviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses




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