noun plural

Pi·​cor·​na·​vi·​ri·​dae (ˌ)pē-ˌkȯr-nə-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Picornaviridae (audio)
: a family of small single-stranded RNA viruses that have an icosahedral virion with no envelope and that include the causative agents of avian encephalomyelitis, encephalomyocarditis, hepatitis A, polio, foot-and-mouth disease, and hand, foot and mouth disease see coxsackievirus, echovirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus

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“Picornaviridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Picornaviridae. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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