RNA virus

noun

Definition of RNA virus 

: a virus (such as a paramyxovirus or a retrovirus) whose genome consists of RNA

First Known Use of RNA virus

1963, in the meaning defined above

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RNA virus

noun

Medical Definition of RNA virus 

: a virus (as a paramyxovirus or a retrovirus) whose genome consists of RNA Hepatitis C remains largely a mystery; it is one of the RNA viruses, which are less well understood than are DNA viruses, and it has defied efforts to grow it in a test tube.— Nancy Shute, U.S. News & World Report, 22 June 1998

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