rhabdovirus

noun
rhab·​do·​vi·​rus | \ ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce rhabdovirus (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhabdovirus. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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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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