Meaning of picornavirus


Pronunciation: (pi-kôr'nu-vī"rus, -kôr"nu-vī'-), [key]
— pl. -rus•es.
  1. any of a group of small, RNA-containing viruses of the family Picornaviridae, infectious to humans and other animals, and including the poliovirus and the rhinoviruses that cause the common cold.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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