Definition of Reoviridae

1. Noun. A family of arboviruses carried by arthropods.

Generic synonyms: Arborvirus, Arbovirus
Group relationships: Family

Medical Definition of Reoviridae

1. Class III viruses, with a segmented double stranded RNA genome, there are about 8-10 segments each coding for a different polypeptide and only one strand of the RNA (minus strand) acts as template for mRNA (plus strand). Icosahedral capsid and the virion includes all the enzymes needed to synthesise mRNA. The viruses originally included in this group do not seem to cause any disease in humans, though they have been isolated from the respiratory tract and gut of patients with a variety of diseases, the name is derived from Respiratory, Enteric, Orphan viruses. Several pathogenic viruses are now classed as reoviruses including orbivirus, a tick borne virus that causes Colorado tick fever and rotavirus. (25 Jun 1999)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reoviridae

Rene-Robert Cavelier
Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur
Rene Descartes
Rene Magritte
Rennellese Sign Language
Renpenning's syndrome
Renshaw cells
RepB helicase
RepD helicase
Republic of Albania
Republic of Angola
Republic of Armenia
Republic of Austria
Republic of Azerbaijan
Republic of Belarus
Republic of Benin
Republic of Bolivia
Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Botswana

Literary usage of Reoviridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"... with just 4, the Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, and reoviridae, accounting for more than half of the species affecting humans and, ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Reoviridae on!Search for Reoviridae on!Search for Reoviridae on Google!Search for Reoviridae on Wikipedia!