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Meaning of arbovirus

ar•bo•vi•rus

Pronunciation: (är'bu-vī"rus), [key]
— pl. -rus•es.
  1. any of several groups of RNA-containing viruses that are transmitted by bloodsucking arthropods, as ticks, fleas, or mosquitoes, and may cause encephalitis, yellow fever, or dengue fever.
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