from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of viruses that contain double-stranded RNA and are associated with various diseases in animals, including human respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
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- n. Any of a group of RNA viruses, of the family Reoviridae, that infect animals and some plants
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- n. any of a group of non-arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis
r(espiratory) + e(nteric) + o(rphan) + virus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)