RNA virus

  1. any virus containing RNA; retrovirus.

Origin of RNA virus

First recorded in 1960–65

Words Nearby RNA virus

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Scientific definitions for RNA virus

RNA virus

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

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