arbovirus

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noun ar·bo·vi·rus \ˌär-bə-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of arbovirus

  1. :  any of various RNA viruses (such as the causative agents of equine encephalitis, sandfly fever, and West Nile virus) transmitted chiefly by arthropods

Origin and Etymology of arbovirus

arthropod-borne virus


First Known Use: 1960


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arbovirus

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noun ar·bo·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of arbovirus

  1. :  any of various RNA viruses (as an arenavirus, bunyavirus, or flavivirus) transmitted principally by arthropods and including the causative agents of encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue

arboviral

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