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n. pl. rhab·do·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of RNA viruses, including the rabies virus, that infect plants and animals.

[Greek rhabdos, rod; see wer- in Indo-European roots + virus.]
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(Biology) any of the viruses belonging to the Rhabdoviradae family, which are composed of rod-shaped particles that can infect living organisms, and which include the viruses that cause rabies
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(ˈræb doʊˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of numerous bullet-shaped or oblong RNA-containing viruses, of the family Rhabdoviridae, that have spikes protruding from their envelope: includes the virus that causes rabies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhabdovirus - any of a group of arboviruses including those causing rabies
Rhabdoviridae - a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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Bovine ephemeral fever is caused by a single-stranded RNA, ether-sensitive rhabdovirus with five structural proteins.
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