noun plural

Co·​ro·​na·​vi·​ri·​dae kə-ˌrō-nə-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Coronaviridae (audio)
: a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that are surrounded by a lipoprotein envelope with large club-shaped projections and that infect birds and many mammals including humans but with each species of virus usually having a restricted range of hosts

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“Coronaviridae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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