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n. pl. cal·i·ci·vi·rus·es
Any of a group of single-stranded RNA viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis in humans and other diseases in certain animals.

[New Latin Calicivīrus, former genus name : Latin calix, calic-, cup, goblet (from the cup-shaped depressions on the surface of the viruses) + virus.]
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Characterization and prevalence of a new porcine calicivirus in swine, United States.

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