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rotavirus

[ roh-tuh-vahy-ruhs ]
/ ˈroʊ təˌvaɪ rəs /
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Definition of rotavirus

noun, plural ro·ta·vi·rus·es.
a double-stranded RNA virus of the genus Rotavirus, family Reoviridae, that is a major cause of infant diarrhea.
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Origin of rotavirus

1974; <Latin rota wheel + virus

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British Dictionary definitions for rotavirus

rotavirus
/ (ˈrəʊtəˌvaɪrəs) /

noun
any member of a genus of viruses that cause worldwide endemic infections. They occur in birds and mammals, cause diarrhoea in children, and are usually transmitted in food prepared with unwashed hands
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