Orthomyxoviridae

noun plural
Or·​tho·​myxo·​vi·​ri·​dae | \ ˌȯr-thō-ˌmik-sə-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Orthomyxoviridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Orthomyxoviridae

: a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a spherical or filamentous virion with numerous surface glycoprotein projections, a helical nucleocapsid, and a genome consisting of six to eight segments of RNA and that include the viruses causing influenza A, influenza B, and influenza C and a genus (Thogotovirus) of tick-borne viruses that occasionally infect humans

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“Orthomyxoviridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Orthomyxoviridae. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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