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arenavirus

[ ahr-en-ey-vahy-ruhs ]
/ 藢蓱r 蓻n藞e瑟藢va瑟 r蓹s /
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noun, plural ar路en路a路vi路rus路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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Origin of arenavirus

1971; earlier arenovirus (1970) <Latin (h)ar膿n(a) sand + -o- + virus; so called from the RNA granules seen in cross sections of the virion
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Medical definitions for arenavirus

Arenavirus
[ 膬r鈥采-n蓹-v墨r蓹s, 蓹-r膿鈥瞡蓹- ]

n.
The single genus of viruses in the family Arenaviridae that includes the viruses that cause lymphocytic choriomeningitis and Lassa fever.
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