animal virus

Definitions of animal virus
  1. noun
    an animal pathogen that is a virus
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    adenovirus
    any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
    arenavirus
    animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
    bunyavirus
    an animal virus belonging to the family Bunyaviridae; can be used as a bioweapon
    filovirus
    animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
    alphavirus
    an arbovirus of the family Togaviridae that can cause a variety of encephalitis in horses
    flavivirus
    animal viruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae
    vesiculovirus
    an animal virus that causes vesicular stomatitis
    poxvirus
    any of a group of viruses that can cause pox diseases in vertebrates
    hepadnavirus
    a group of animal DNA viruses including viruses of ducks and woodchucks and squirrels and others as well as the virus causing hepatitis B in humans
    retrovirus
    any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA); the virus transcribes its RNA into a cDNA provirus that is then incorporated into the host cell
    myxovirus
    any of a group of RNA viruses including those that cause influenza and mumps
    picornavirus
    a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat
    herpes, herpes virus
    any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
    papovavirus
    any of a group of animal viruses associated with or causing papillomas or polyomas
    rhabdovirus
    any of a group of arboviruses including those causing rabies
    lyssavirus
    a neurotropic non-arbovirus of the family Rhabdoviridae that causes rabies
    reovirus
    any of a group of non-arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis
    parvo, parvovirus
    any of a group of viruses containing DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and causing disease in dogs and cattle; not known to be associated with any human disease
    parainfluenza virus
    a virus that causes upper respiratory infection (including the common cold and bronchiolitis); most often in children
    Junin virus
    the RNA virus that causes Argentine hemorrhagic fever; carried by rats and mice
    Lassa virus
    the RNA virus that causes Lassa fever
    lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
    the RNA virus that causes lymphocytic choriomeningitis; infects mice and monkeys and dogs and guinea pigs and human beings
    Machupo virus
    the RNA virus that causes Bolivian hemorrhagic fever; carried by rats and mice
    Ebola virus
    a filovirus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon
    Marburg virus
    a filovirus that causes Marburg disease; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon
    West Nile encephalitis virus, West Nile virus
    the flavivirus that causes West Nile encephalitis
    myxoma virus
    a poxvirus closely related to smallpox virus; causes benign gelatinous tumors in humans
    smallpox virus, variola virus
    the virus that causes smallpox in humans; can be used as a bioweapon
    HTLV-1, human T-cell leukemia virus-1
    retrovirus causing T-cell leukemia
    HIV, human immunodeficiency virus
    the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells
    orthomyxovirus
    a group of viruses including those causing influenza
    paramyxovirus
    a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles
    enterovirus
    any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
    rhinovirus
    any of a group of picornaviruses that are responsible for many upper respiratory infections
    herpes simplex, herpes simplex virus
    a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
    herpes zoster, herpes zoster virus
    a herpes virus that causes shingles
    EBV, Epstein-Barr virus
    the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
    CMV, cytomegalovirus
    any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
    varicella zoster virus
    the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox
    human papilloma virus
    any of a group of papovaviruses associated with genital or oral carcinomas or a group associated with benign genital tumors
    polyoma, polyoma virus
    a virus the can initiate various kinds of tumors in mice
    rotavirus
    the reovirus causing infant enteritis
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    virus
    (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
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