reovirus

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noun reo·vi·rus \ˌrē-ō-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of reovirus

  1. :  any of a family (Reoviridae) 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 include many plant or animal pathogens (such as the rotaviruses and the causative agent of bluetongue)

Origin and Etymology of reovirus

respiratory enteric orphan (i.e., unidentified) virus


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reovirus

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noun reo·vi·rus \ˌrē-ō-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of reovirus

  1. :  any of the family Reoviridae of double-stranded RNA viruses

reoviral

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