Definition of arenavirus in English:

arenavirus

Line breaks: arena|virus
Pronunciation: /əˈriːnəˌvʌɪrəs/

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noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of RNA viruses (including that causing Lassa fever) which appear under an electron microscope to contain sand-like granules.

Origin

1970s: from Latin arenosus 'sandy' (from arena 'sand') + virus.

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