Flaviviridae

noun plural

Fla·​vi·​vi·​ri·​dae ˌflā-vi-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Flaviviridae (audio)
: a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a spherical virion with a capsid composed of a single protein and a lipid envelope containing two or three proteins and that include the causative agents of hepatitis C, dengue, Japanese B encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, West Nile fever, yellow fever, bovine viral diarrhea, and hog cholera see flavivirus, pestivirus

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“Flaviviridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Flaviviridae. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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