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rhinovirus

[ rahy-noh-vahy-ruhs, rahy-noh-vahy- ]
/ ˌraɪ noʊˈvaɪ rəs, ˈraɪ noʊˌvaɪ- /
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noun, plural rhi·no·vi·rus·es.

any of a varied and widespread group of picornaviruses responsible for many respiratory diseases, including the common cold.

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Origin of rhinovirus

First recorded in 1960–65; rhino- + virus
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British Dictionary definitions for rhinovirus

rhinovirus
/ (ˈraɪnəʊˌvaɪrəs) /

noun

any of various viruses that occur in the human respiratory tract and cause diseases, such as the common cold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for rhinovirus

rhinovirus
[ rī′nō-vīrəs ]

n.

Any of a group of picornaviruses that are causative agents of disorders of the respiratory tract, such as the common cold.coryzavirus
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for rhinovirus

rhinovirus
[ rī′nō-vīrəs ]

Any of a group of viruses of the family Picornaviridae and the genus Rhinovirus that cause the common cold.
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