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picornavirus

 [pi-kor´nah-vi″rus]
any member of a family of extremely small, ether-resistant RNA viruses, including the enteroviruses and rhinoviruses.

pi·cor·na·vi·rus

(pī-kōr'nă-vī'rŭs),
A virus of the family Picornaviridae.

picornavirus

/pi·cor·na·vi·rus/ (pi-kor″nah-vi´rus) an extremely small, ether-resistant RNA virus, one of the group comprising the enteroviruses and the rhinoviruses.

picornavirus

(pē-kôr′nə-vī′rəs, pĭ-)
n. pl. picornavi·ruses
Any of a group of very small viruses, including the enteroviruses and the rhinoviruses, that infect animals and consist of RNA surrounded by an icosahedral protein shell.

picornavirus

[pīkôr′nəvī′rəs]
Etymology: It, pico, small; RNA, ribonucleic acid; L, virus, poison
a member of a group of small ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses that are ether-resistant. The two main genera are Enterovirus and Rhinovirus. These viruses cause poliomyelitis, herpangina, aseptic meningitis, encephalomyocarditis, and foot-and-mouth disease.

pi·cor·na·vi·rus

(pi-kōr'nă-vī'rŭs)
A virus of the family Picornaviridae.

picornavirus

A family of small, single-strand RNA viruses that includes the polioviruses, the RHINOVIRUSES, the coxsackie viruses and the enteroviruses. From the Italian piccolo , small, and RNA.

picornavirus

a minute, non-enveloped single RNA strand virus, e.g. polioviruses

picornavirus

a member of the virus family Picornaviridae.
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As a result of their extremely small size, approximately 500,000,000 picornaviruses could fit side by side on the head of a pin.
It was already known that, in rare cases, picornaviruses can get into the brains of children and cause damage.
Moreover, researchers have already crystallized and imaged several picornaviruses, including those that cause polio and the common cold.
Furthermore, we will investigate how picornaviruses initiate infection by analyzing genome release from virions and its translocation across lipid membrane.
Because pleconaril is active against most picornaviruses, it also works on rhinoviruses, which cause about half of common colds.
Used prophylactically, the drug prevented viral infection altogether when given to mice immediately before and again immediately after their exposure to various picornaviruses.
They also focus on the activation and evasion of host antiviral signaling pathways by detailing RNA virus families, filoviruses, suppression of innate immunity, paramyxovirus and orthomyxoviruses, arenaviruses, picornaviruses, togaviruses, coronaviruses and innate immune responses elicited by reovirus and rotavirus.
The other members of the enteroviral family that emerge during the summer are the echoviruses 1-34, enteroviruses 68-95, and the picornaviruses.
6, 8) contained icosahedral particles, diameter 20-30 nm, resembling picornaviruses.
Nonhomologous recombination between defective poliovirus and coxsackievirus genomes suggests a new model of genetic plasticity for picornaviruses.
KT445973KT445977) clustered with other known isolates of SVA and were distant from other picornaviruses associated with vesicular diseases (Figure 2).
On day 4, clinical examination and electroencephalography were normal, and his nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) was positive for HMPV and negative for respiratory syncytial virus; influenza A and B viruses; parainfluenza viruses 1, 2, and 3; adenovirus; and picornaviruses.