arbovirus meaning

Pronunciation:   "arbovirus" in a sentence
  • Noun: arbovirus
    1. A 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
      - arborvirus

    Derived forms: arboviruses

    Type of: virus

    Encyclopedia: Arbovirus

  • [Medicine]
    Arthropod-borne viruses. A non-taxonomic designation for viruses that can replicate in both vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors. Included are some members of the following families: ARENAVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; TOGAVIRIDAE; and FLAVIVIRIDAE. (From Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology,2nd ed) n : any of a group of RNA viruses (as the causative agents of encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue) transmitted by arthropods


    More:   Next
  1. Unlike other arboviruses, BTV lacks a lipid envelope.
  2. The La Crosse encephalitis virus is a type of arbovirus called a bunyavirus.
  3. The Bunyaviridae are one of several families of arboviruses.
  4. Most conclude that Arbovirus is, at its basis, a rock band.
  5. Keeping track of such illnesses is the Arbovirus Lab's stock in trade.

Related Words

  1. arborvitae meaning
  2. arbour meaning
  3. arboured meaning
  4. arbovirologist meaning
  5. arbovirology meaning
  6. arbovirus encephalitides meaning
  7. arbovirus encephalitis meaning
  8. arbovirus infection meaning
  9. arbovirus infections meaning
  10. arboviruses meaning
PC Version