Reoviridae

noun plural
Reo·​vi·​ri·​dae | \ ˌrē-ō-ˈvir-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Reoviridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Reoviridae

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Reoviridae. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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