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n. pl. rhi·no·vi·rus·es
Any of several strains of enterovirus that cause respiratory tract infections, including the common cold.


any of various viruses that occur in the human respiratory tract and cause diseases, such as the common cold


(ˌraɪ noʊˈvaɪ rəs, ˈraɪ noʊˌvaɪ-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of a varied and widespread group of picornaviruses responsible for many respiratory diseases, including the common cold.
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Noun1.rhinovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that are responsible for many upper respiratory infections
picornavirus - a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat


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com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/common_cold_causes) Rhinoviruses , one of most common cold viruses, causes 10 to 40 percent of the common cold incidence.
According to the CDC, there are hundreds of types of enteroviruses and rhinoviruses, and both can cause symptoms such as the common cold or severe illnesses.
Together with rhinoviruses A and B, the recently discovered virus is responsible for millions of illnesses yearly at an estimated annual cost of more than $40 billion in the United States alone.
Washington, June 27 ( ANI ): Scientists have progressed in the search for the first broad-spectrum drugs to combat human rhinoviruses (HRVs), which cause the most common infectious diseases among humans.
Massimo Palmirini, director of MRC Centre for Virus Research at Glasgow University, said: "Viruses like rhinoviruses are very intelligent.
While rhinoviruses are the most common cause, other viruses causing the common cold include coronaviruses, adenoviruses, RSV, human metapneumovirus, and parainfluenza viruses.
Because rhinoviruses can survive up to three hours outside the nasal passages on inanimate objects and skin, cleaning environmental surfaces with a virus-killing disinfectant might help prevent spread of infection.
The researchers hypothesize that infection with certain viruses--such as rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold--may damage the hippocampus of the human brain, and that recurrent colds could inflict cumulative damage eventually contributing to memory loss.
In a study published in 2003, his group exposed 334 healthy adults to one of two rhinoviruses via nasal drops.
The same group includes rhinoviruses, associated with the common cold, and enteroviruses, which cause stomach upsets.
They include rhinoviruses, which are associated with the common cold, and enteroviruses, which cause stomach upsets.