[rahy-noh-vahy-ruh s, rahy-noh-vahy-]

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.

Origin of rhinovirus

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



any of various viruses that occur in the human respiratory tract and cause diseases, such as the common cold
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Word Origin and History for rhinovirus

1961, from rhino- + virus.

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rhinovirus in Medicine




Any of a group of picornaviruses that are causative agents of disorders of the respiratory tract, such as the common cold.coryzavirus
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rhinovirus in Science



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