[ rahy-noh-vahy-ruhs, rahy-noh-vahy- ]

noun,plural rhi·no·vi·rus·es.
  1. any of a varied and widespread group of picornaviruses responsible for many respiratory diseases, including the common cold.

Origin of rhinovirus

First recorded in 1960–65; rhino- + virus

Words Nearby rhinovirus

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British Dictionary definitions for rhinovirus


/ (ˈraɪnəʊˌvaɪrəs) /

  1. any of various viruses that occur in the human respiratory tract and cause diseases, such as the common cold

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Scientific definitions for rhinovirus


[ rī′nō-vīrəs ]

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

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