Medical Dictionary

Reoviridae


Reoviridae

noun pl Reo·vi·ri·dae \ˌrē-ō-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē\

Definition of REOVIRIDAE

:  a family of double-stranded RNA viruses that have a virion with icosahedral structural symmetry but may appear spherical, that have a capsid with one to three concentric protein layers, and that comprise many pathogens of plants and animals including the causative agents of bluetongue and Colorado tick fever—see orbivirus, rotavirus
February 27, 2015
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