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

First Known Use of togavirus

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for togavirus

New Latin, from Latin toga toga + New Latin virus

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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 edition, 1999

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