Parvoviridae

noun plural
Par·​vo·​vi·​ri·​dae | \ ˌpär-vō-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Parvoviridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Parvoviridae

: a family of small single-stranded DNA viruses that have a virion 18 to 26 nanometers in diameter without an encompassing envelope and a capsid composed of 60 copies of a protein and that include the causative agents of panleukopenia, fifth disease, and parvovirus

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“Parvoviridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Parvoviridae. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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