RNA virus


noun

any virus containing RNA; retrovirus.

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Origin of RNA virus

First recorded in 1960–65

Words nearby RNA virus

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Medical definitions for RNA virus

RNA virus

n.

Any of a group of viruses whose nucleic acid core is composed of RNA, including the picornaviruses, retroviruses, and paramyxoviruses.
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Scientific definitions for RNA virus

RNA virus

A virus whose genome is composed of RNA. Retroviruses are RNA viruses. Compare DNA virus.
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