togavirus

noun to·ga·vi·rus \ ˈtō-gə-ˌvī-rəs \

Definition of togavirus

:any of a family (Togaviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a spherical virion and include the causative agents of German measles and the three forms of equine encephalitis

Origin and Etymology of togavirus

New Latin, from Latin toga toga + New Latin virus


Medical Dictionary

togavirus

noun to·ga·vi·rus \ ˈtō-gə-ˌvī-rəs \

medical Definition of togavirus

:any of the family Togaviridae of RNA viruses including the causative agents of German measles and the three forms of equine encephalitis
  • The togaviruses exist in geographically limited habitats in which specific mosquitoes and vertebrate hosts play roles in virus survival, geographic extension, overwintering, and amplification.
  • —Frederick A. Murphy et al., Veterinary Virology, 3rd edition1999

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