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rhinovirus

 [ri´no-vi″rus]
any member of a genus of picornaviruses, considered to be etiologically associated with the common cold and certain other upper respiratory ailments. Over 90 antigenically different strains are known to cause the common cold. Called also coryza virus.

Rhi·no·vi·rus

(rī'nō-vī'rŭs),
A genus of acid-labile viruses (family Picornaviridae) of worldwide distribution, with a single-stranded positive sense RNA genome, associated with the common cold in humans. There are more than 110 antigenic types, formerly classified as M strains (culturable in rhesus monkey kidney and human cells) and H strains (growing only in cultures of human cells).

rhi·no·vi·rus

(rī'nō-vī'rŭs),
Any virus of the genus Rhinovirus.

rhinovirus

(rī′nō-vī′rəs)
n. pl. rhinovi·ruses
Any of several strains of enterovirus that cause respiratory tract infections, including the common cold.

rhinovirus

Virology An RNA virus that may cause lower RTIs in immunocompromised Pts and exacerbations of bronchitis and asthma in children; rhinovirus is a small–30 nm, nonenveloped virus with a single-strand RNA genome in an icosahedral capsid; there are ±100 serotypes of RV; RVs belong to the Picornaviridae family, which includes genera Enterovirus–polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, enteroviruses, and Hepatovirus–HAV Clinical Common cold, accompanied by nasopharyngitis, croup, pneumonia; most cases are mild and self-limited Epidemiology Transmitted by aerosol or direct contact, with the nasal mucosa and conjunctiva. See Common cold.

Rhi·no·vi·rus

(rī'nō-vī'rŭs)
A genus of acid-labile viruses associated with the common cold. There are more than 110 antigenic types.

rhi·no·vi·rus

(rī'nō-vī'rŭs)
Any virus of the genus Rhinovirus.

Rhinovirus

A virus that infects the upper respiratory system and causes the common cold.
Mentioned in: Common Cold

Rhi·no·vi·rus

(rī'nō-vī'rŭs)
A genus of acid-labile viruses associated with the common cold.