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rotavirus

 [ro´tah-vi″rus]
any member of a genus of reoviruses that have a wheellike appearance; they are transmitted by the fecal-oral route and cause acute gastroenteritis and diarrhea in infants and young children. There are 6 different antigenic groups.

ro·ta·vi·rus

(rō'tă-vī'rŭs),
A group of RNA viruses (family Reoviridae) wheellike in appearance, which comprise a genus, Rota virus, which includes the human gastroenteritis viruses (a major cause of infant diarrhea throughout the world). Separated into groups A-F, rotaviruses can infect a number of vertebrates. They are fastidious, and in vitro culture is difficult.
[L. rota, wheel, + virus]

rotavirus

(rō′tə-vī′rəs)
n. pl. rotavi·ruses
Any of a genus of wheel-shaped reoviruses, including one that causes gastroenteritis, especially in infants and newborn animals.

Ro·ta·vi·rus

(rō'tă-vī'rŭs)
A genus of RNA viruses that includes the human gastroenteritis viruses (a major cause of infant diarrhea throughout the world).
Synonym(s): gastroenteritis virus type B.
[L. rota, wheel, + virus]

ro·ta·vi·rus

(Rv, RV) (rō'tă-vī'rŭs)
A group of RNA viruses of wheellike appearance, which comprise a genus, Rotavirus, which includes the human gastroenteritis viruses (a major cause of infant diarrhea throughout the world).
[L. rota, wheel, + virus]

Ro·ta·vi·rus

(rō'tă-vī'rŭs)
A genus of RNA viruses that includes the human gastroenteritis viruses.
Synonym(s): gastroenteritis virus type B.
[L. rota, wheel, + virus]