rhabdovirus

noun
rhab·do·vi·rus | \ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌvī-rəs \

Definition of rhabdovirus 

: any of a family (Rhabdoviridae) of rod- or bullet-shaped single-stranded RNA viruses found in plants and animals and including the causative agents of rabies and vesicular stomatitis

First Known Use of rhabdovirus

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhabdovirus

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rhabdovirus

noun
rhab·do·vi·rus | \ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of rhabdovirus 

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

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