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picornavirus

[ pi-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruhs, -kawr-nuh-vahy- ]
/ p瑟藞k蓴r n蓹藢va瑟 r蓹s, -藢k蓴r n蓹藞va瑟- /
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noun, plural pi路cor路na路vi路rus路es.
any of a group of small, RNA-containing viruses of the family Picornaviridae, infectious to humans and other animals, and including the poliovirus and the rhinoviruses that cause the common cold.
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Origin of picornavirus

1960鈥65; pico- (in the sense 鈥渧ery small鈥) + RNA + virus
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British Dictionary definitions for picornavirus

picornavirus
/ (藞p瑟藞k蓴藧n蓹藢va瑟r蓹s) /

noun
any one of a group of small viruses that contain RNA; the group includes polioviruses, rhinoviruses, coxsackie viruses, and the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease

Word Origin for picornavirus

C20: from pico + RNA + virus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for picornavirus

picornavirus
[ p膿-k么rn蓹-v墨鈥瞨蓹s, p沫- ]

n.
A virus of the family Picornaviridae.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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