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 (pē-kôr′nə-vī′rəs, pĭ-)
n. pl. pi·cor·na·vi·rus·es
Any of a group of very small viruses, including the enteroviruses and the rhinoviruses, that infect animals and consist of RNA surrounded by an icosahedral protein shell.

[pico- + RNA + virus.]


(Microbiology) any one of a group of small viruses that contain RNA; the group includes polioviruses, rhinoviruses, coxsackie viruses, and the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease
[C20: from pico + RNA + virus]


(pɪˈkɔr nəˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌkɔr nəˈvaɪ-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several small, RNA-containing viruses of the family Picornaviridae, including poliovirus and the rhinoviruses that cause the common cold.
[1960–65; pico- (in the sense “very small”) + RNA + virus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picornavirus - a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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
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In general the understanding on picornavirus entry is built on the evidence obtained from a few model viruses.
Distinctive features of foot-and-mouth disease virus, a member of the picornavirus family; aspects of virus protein synthesis, protein processing and structure.
Enterovirusler picornavirus ailesinden olup; Coxsackievirus A ve B, Echovirus ve daha yeni numaralandirilmis enterovirus 68-71 ve poliovirusleri icerir.
Tissue and CSF were sent for diagnostic studies at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, New Hampshire), the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratory (Concord, New Hampshire), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Polio and Picornavirus Branch (Atlanta, Georgia).
Professor Martin Ryan, who leads the picornavirus group, said: "This will allow us to extend the applications for human gene therapies and other biotechnologies.
The incidence of picornavirus infection was much higher than the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus (14%) in this study.
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Picornavirus, rhabdovirus, and HIV in cell culture supernatants retain infectivity after RNAlater stabilization (5).
Disrupted spatial memory is a consequence of picornavirus infection.
Evidence of harm to the brain has emerged from a study of mice infected with a polio-like picornavirus.
To date, pleconaril has been studied in more than 5,000 patients in clinical trials for the treatment of the common cold and in more than 700 patients as part of a compassionate use program in patients who have serious or life-threatening picornavirus infections.