arborvirus

Definitions of arborvirus
  1. noun
    a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
    synonyms: arbovirus
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    Bunyaviridae
    a large family of arboviruses that affect a wide range of hosts (mainly vertebrates and arthropods)
    Togaviridae
    a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
    Flaviviridae
    a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
    Arenaviridae
    a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
    Rhabdoviridae
    a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
    Reoviridae
    a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
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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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