orthomyxovirus


orthomyxovirus
or•tho•myx•o•vi•rus
[[t]ˌɔr θəˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ-[/t]] n. pl. -rus•es.
mcr any of several RNA-containing viruses, family Orthomyxoviridae, that are spherical or oval and have an envelope: includes viruses that cause influenza
Also called myxovirus

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • orthomyxovirus — [ôr΄thō mik΄sə vī′rəs] n. any of a family (Orthomyxoviridae) of RNA viruses affecting certain vertebrates, primarily causing upper respiratory infections; especially, any of a genus (Influenzavirus) causing influenza in human beings * * * …   Universalium

  • orthomyxovirus — [ôr΄thō mik΄sə vī′rəs] n. any of a family (Orthomyxoviridae) of RNA viruses affecting certain vertebrates, primarily causing upper respiratory infections; especially, any of a genus (Influenzavirus) causing influenza in human beings …   English World dictionary

  • orthomyxovirus — noun Any RNA virus of Orthomyxoviridae family characterised by having two long glycoprotein spikes. Swine influenza is an example of an orthomyxovirus …   Wiktionary

  • orthomyxovirus — noun Etymology: New Latin, from orth + myxovirus Date: 1973 any of a family (Orthomyxoviridae) of single stranded RNA viruses that have their RNA divided into six to eight segments and that include the causative agents of influenza in vertebrates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Orthomyxovirus — Familie Orthomyxoviridae Influenzavirus in der TEM Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Orthomyxovirus — Orthomyxoviridae Orthomyxoviridae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • orthomyxovirus — or·tho·myxo·vi·rus .ȯr thō mik sə .vī rəs n any of the family Orthomyxoviridae of single stranded RNA viruses that include the causative agents of influenza in vertebrates see influenza virus * * * or·tho·myxo·vi·rus (or″tho mikґso… …   Medical dictionary

  • orthomyxovirus —  n.m. Virus, agent de la grippe …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • orthomyxovirus — noun a group of viruses including those causing influenza • Hypernyms: ↑myxovirus …   Useful english dictionary

  • ортомиксовирусы — (Orthomyxovirus) семейство вирусов, объединяющее вирусы гриппа; вирион О. имеет наружную липидосодержащую оболочку; геном представлен однонитчатой линейной фрагментированной молекулой РНК …   Большой медицинский словарь


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