[ pi-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruhs, -kawr-nuh-vahy- ]
/ pɪˈkɔr nəˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌkɔr nəˈvaɪ- /
noun, plural pi·cor·na·vi·rus·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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British Dictionary definitions for picornavirus
/ (ˈpɪˈkɔːnəˌvaɪrəs) /
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
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Medical definitions for picornavirus
[ pē-kôr′nə-vī′rəs, pĭ- ]
A virus of the family Picornaviridae.
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