picornavirus

noun pi·cor·na·vi·rus \ (ˌ)pē-ˌkȯr-nə-ˈvī-rəs \

Definition of picornavirus

:any of a family (Picornaviridae) of small single-stranded RNA viruses that include the causative agents of encephalomyocarditis, hepatitis A, polio, foot-and-mouth disease, and hand, foot and mouth disease — compare coxsackievirus, echovirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus

Origin and Etymology of picornavirus

pico- + RNA + virus


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picornavirus

noun pi·cor·na·vi·rus \ (ˌ)pē-ˌkȯr-nə-ˈvī-rəs \

medical Definition of picornavirus

:any of the family Picornaviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses

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