Coronaviridae

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Co·ro·na·vir·i·dae

(kō-rō'nă-vir'i-dē),
A family of single-stranded RNA-containing viruses with three or four major antigens corresponding to each of the major viral proteins; some cause upper respiratory tract infections in humans similar to the "common cold"; others cause animal infections (infectious avian bronchitis, swine encephalitis, mouse hepatitis, neonatal calf diarrhea, and others). The viruses resemble myxoviruses except for the petal-shaped projections that give an impression of the solar corona. Virions are 120-160 nm in diameter, enveloped and sensitive to ether. Nucleocapsids are thought to be of helical symmetry; they develop in cytoplasm and are enveloped by budding into cytoplasmic vesicles. Coronavirus and Torovirus are the only recognized genera.
[L. corona, garland, crown]

Coronaviridae

/Co·ro·na·vi·ri·dae/ (ko-ro″nah-vir´ĭ-de) the coronaviruses: a family of RNA viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded polyadenylated RNA genome, transmitted through contact and other mechanical means. The single genus is Coronavirus.

Coronaviridae

[kôr′ənəvir′idē]
a family of four antigenic groups of single-stranded ribonucleic acid viruses. Some strains of the organism are associated with upper respiratory infections in humans.

Coronaviridae

Virology A family of single-stranded pleomorphic myxoma-like RNA viruses which cause acute respiratory disease or acute gastroenteritis

Co·ro·na·vir·i·dae

(kō-rō'nă-vir'i-dē)
A family of single-stranded RNA-containing viruses, some of which cause upper respiratory tract infections in humans similar to the "common cold."
[L. corona, garland, crown]

Co·ro·na·vir·i·dae

(kō-rō'nă-vir'i-dē)
A family of single-stranded RNA-containing viruses, some of which cause upper respiratory tract infections in humans.
[L. corona, garland, crown]

Coronaviridae

a family in the order Nidovirales of enveloped, single-stranded, plus sense RNA viruses about 100 nm in diameter. The envelope has prominent droplet-shaped spikes which resemble a solar corona. The two genera are Coronavirus which includes viruses that cause avian infectious bronchitis, hepatitis in mice, transmissible gastroenteritis in swine, canine coronavirus gastroenteritis, bovine coronavirus enteritis in neonatal calves, hemagglutinating encephalitis of pigs, feline infectious peritonitis, turkey bluecomb disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in humans; and Torovirus which includes Breda virus and Berne virus which cause enteric infections in cattle and horses.