noun plural

Reo·​vi·​ri·​dae ˌrē-ō-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Reoviridae (audio)
: a family of double-stranded RNA viruses that have a virion with icosahedral structural symmetry but may appear spherical, that have a capsid with one to three concentric protein layers, and that comprise many pathogens of plants and animals including the causative agents of bluetongue and Colorado tick fever see orbivirus, rotavirus

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“Reoviridae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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