or·​bi·​vi·​rus ˈȯr-bi-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce orbivirus (audio)
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
: any of the genus Orbivirus of reoviruses

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“Orbivirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orbivirus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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