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n. pl. re·o·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of viruses that contain double-stranded RNA and are associated with various diseases in animals, including human respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
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any member of the family of viruses Reoviridae, characterized by double-stranded RNA and found in the respiratory and digestive systems of vertebrates
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re•o•vi•rus(ˌri oʊˈvaɪ rəs, ˈri oʊˌvaɪ-)
n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several large viruses of the family Reoviridae having double-stranded RNA and a polyhedral capsid: includes viruses that cause gastroenteritis.
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|Noun||1.||reovirus - any of a group of non-arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis|
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
rotavirus - the reovirus causing infant enteritis
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