flavivirus

/ (ˈfleɪvɪˌvaɪrəs) /

noun

a type of arbovirus that causes a wide range of diseases in humans, including yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile fever. It is spread by ticks or mosquitoes

Nearby words

  1. flavia,
  2. flavin,
  3. flavin-adenine dinucleotide,
  4. flavine,
  5. flavius,
  6. flavo-,
  7. flavobacteria,
  8. flavobacterium,
  9. flavoenzyme,
  10. flavone

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Medicine definitions for flavivirus

flavivirus

[ flāvə-vī′rəs ]

n.

An arbovirus of the genus Flavivirus.

Flavivirus

n.

A genus of arboviruses of the family Togaviridae, the type species of which is the yellow fever virus.

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