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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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2) Pathogens such as rhinovirus, enterovirus, human metapnuemovirus, and parainfluenza virus are often underreported by hospitals because they lack the methods for testing of respiratory pathogens beyond influenza.
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Using a rhinovirus adapted to grow in mouse cells, the team discovered that infected cells in mouse airways produce less interferon--an antiviral defense molecule--when grown at nose temperature than they do when grown at the lungs' core body temperature.
The team conducted tests on mice to compare immune response to rhinovirus (RV) when cells were subjected to temperature ranges of 37 degrees Celsius or the human body temperature and 33 degrees Celsius, which is somewhat cooler.
Researchers have long known that the most frequent cause of the common cold, the rhinovirus, replicates more readily in the slightly cooler environment of the nasal cavity than in the warmer lungs.
3 and the second week of September for rhinovirus, which is in the same family as enteroviruses, and the cause of the common cold.
that specializes in developing antiviral therapeutics for diseases and has programs targeting hepatitis C, influenza, the human rhinovirus dengue fever and others.
The "missing link" cold virus, rhinovirus C is believed to be responsible for up to half of all childhood colds, and is a serious complicating factor for respiratory conditions such as asthma.
A combination of influenza A, rhinovirus, and bacterial pneumonia--not avian influenza or a novel coronavirus--caused a cluster of serious respiratory illnesses that struck southeastern Alabama, according to state public health officials.
Well here's the science: The little blighter that causes the cold is most likely to be a rhinovirus, which accounts for up to 50per cent of cases, or sometimes a coronavirus.
Such customers should not have to worry about contracting a rhinovirus when simple methods of cleanliness can be employed.