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Meaning of arenavirus

ar•en•a•vi•rus

Pronunciation: (är"en-ā'vī"rus), [key]
— pl. -rus•es.
  1. any of various RNA-containing viruses of the family Arenaviridae, usu. transmitted to humans by contact with excreta of infected rodents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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