Arenaviridae

noun plural
Are·​na·​vi·​ri·​dae | \ ˌar-ə-nə-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē, ə-ˌrē- How to pronounce Arenaviridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Arenaviridae

: a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a grainy appearance due to the presence of ribosomes in the virion and that are usually transmitted to humans by infected wild rodents through contamination of food and personal items or by inhalation of the airborne virus

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“Arenaviridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Arenaviridae. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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