Cornoaviridae - definition of Cornoaviridae by The Free Dictionary
coronavirus (redirected from Cornoaviridae)
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Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that infect mammals and birds, causing respiratory infections such as the common cold and SARS in humans, and that have spikes of glycoproteins projecting from the viral envelope.
(so called because when a coronavirus virion is viewed under an electron microscope, the fringe of projections from the viral envelope resembles the solar corona during a solar eclipse ).]
(Pathology) a type of airborne virus accounting for 10-30% of all colds
[C20: so-called because of their corona-like appearance in electron micrographs]
References in periodicals archive
Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) belong to Cornoaviridae
family is the etiological agent of Infectious Bronchitis (IB) disease in poultry.
A virus of the Cornoaviridae
family was identified as the cause on the same day.