from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a large group of viruses transmitted by arthropods, such as mosquitoes and ticks, that include the causative agents of encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue.
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- n. Any virus that is transmitted by an arthropod
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- n. 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
ar(thropod-)bo(rne) virus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)