orbivirus

noun
or·bi·vi·rus | \ˈȯr-bi-ˌvī-rəs \

Medical Definition of orbivirus 

1 capitalized : a genus of double-stranded RNA viruses of the family Reoviridae that have a genome composed of 10 segments with the core RNA particles having characteristic ring-shaped capsomers and that include the causative agents of African horse sickness and bluetongue

2 : any of the genus Orbivirus of reoviruses

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