flavivirus

noun fla·vi·vi·rus \ ˈflā-vi-ˌvī-rəs \

Definition of flavivirus

: any of a family (Flaviviridae and especially genus Flavivirus) of single-stranded RNA viruses transmitted especially by ticks and mosquitoes and including the causative agents of dengue, hepatitis C, hog cholera, Saint Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus, and yellow fever

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Origin and Etymology of flavivirus

New Latin, from Latin flavus yellow + New Latin -i- + virus — more at virus


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flavivirus

noun fla·vi·vi·rus \ ˈflā-vi-ˌvī-rəs \

medical Definition of flavivirus

1 capitalized : a genus of the family Flaviviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses that are transmitted by arthropod vectors and especially by ticks and mosquitoes and that include the causative agents of dengue, Japanese B encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, West Nile fever, and yellow fever
2 : any virus of the genus Flavivirus or the family Flaviviridae

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