noun plural

Bun·​ya·​vi·​ri·​dae ˌbən-yə-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Bunyaviridae (audio)
: a former family of viruses that included the hantaviruses and the causative agents of Nairobi sheep disease, Rift Valley fever, and sandfly fever and that has been reclassified as an order (Bunyavirales) containing multiple new families compare bunyavirus

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“Bunyaviridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Bunyaviridae. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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