Meaning of REOVIRUS in English


¦rēō¦vīrəs noun

Etymology: New Latin, from English r espiratory e nteric o rphan + New Latin virus

: any of a family (Reoviridae) of double-stranded RNA viruses that include many pathogens of plants or animals, lack a lipoprotein envelope, and usually have a capsid consisting of two layers of capsomeres and shaped like an icosahedron

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