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RNA virus

Syllabification: RNA vi·rus

Definition of RNA virus in English:

noun

A virus in which the genetic information is stored in the form of RNA (as opposed to DNA).
Example sentences
  • Hepatitis A infection, caused by an RNA virus in the picornavirus family, is the most common cause of hepatitis in the United States.
  • It is a highly contagious viral infection mainly transmitted by droplets caused by single stranded RNA virus belonging to genus morbillivirus in the family Paramyxoviridae.
  • HCV is an RNA virus of the flavivirus family that infects about 4 million U.S. residents and produces some 30,000 new infections each year.

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