[ ree-oh-vahy-ruhs, ree-oh-vahy- ]
/ ˌri oʊˈvaɪ rəs, ˈri oʊˌvaɪ- /
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noun, plural re·o·vi·rus·es.
any large virus of the family Reoviridae, having double-stranded RNA and a polyhedral capsid, including those causing infantile gastroenteritis.
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Origin of reovirus
First recorded in 1955–60; r(espiratory) e(nteric) o(rphan) virus; coined by U.S. virologist A. B. Sabin
Words nearby reovirus
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Medical definitions for reovirus (1 of 2)
[ rē′ō-vī′rəs ]
Any member of the genus Reovirus.
Medical definitions for reovirus (2 of 2)
A genus of viruses that contain double-stranded RNA and are associated with various diseases in animals, including human respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
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