HyperDic: arbovirus

English > 1 sense of the word arbovirus:
NOUNanimalarbovirus, arborvirusa large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions
English > arbovirus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningA large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis.
Synonymarborvirus
NarrowerArenaviridaeA family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
BunyaviridaeA large family of arboviruses that affect a wide range of hosts (mainly vertebrates and arthropods)
FlaviviridaeA family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
ReoviridaeA family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
RhabdoviridaeA family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
TogaviridaeA family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
Broadervirus(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts
Spanisharborvirus, arbovirus
Catalanarborvirus, arbovirus

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