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RNA virus

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noun
  1. any virus containing RNA; retrovirus.

Origin of RNA virus

First recorded in 1960–65
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rna virus in Medicine

RNA virus

n.
  1. Any of a group of viruses whose nucleic acid core is composed of RNA, including the picornaviruses, retroviruses, and paramyxoviruses.
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rna virus in Science

RNA virus

  1. A virus whose genome is composed of RNA. Retroviruses are RNA viruses. Compare DNA virus.
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