from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of wheel-shaped, RNA-contained viruses that cause gastroenteritis, especially in infants and newborn animals.
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- n. Any of a group of wheel-shaped viruses, of the genus Rotavirus, that causes gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and animals.
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- n. the reovirus causing infant enteritis
The name rotavirus was first proposed in 1977. (Wiktionary)