[ ahr-en-ey-vahy-ruhs ]
/ ˌɑr ɛnˈeɪˌvaɪ rəs /
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noun, plural ar·en·a·vi·rus·es.
any of various RNA-containing viruses of the family Arenaviridae, usually transmitted to humans by contact with excreta of infected rodents.
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Medical definitions for arenavirus
[ ăr′ə-nə-vī′rəs, ə-rē′nə- ]
The single genus of viruses in the family Arenaviridae that includes the viruses that cause lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Lassa fever.
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