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-rəs n any of a genus (Rhinovirus) of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Picornaviridae including two species (Human rhinovirus A and Human rhinovirus B) and numerous serotypes currently unassigned to species that affect humans causing respiratory infections including the common cold

* * *

any one of a group of RNA-containing viruses that cause respiratory infections resembling the common cold. They are included in the picornavirus group.

* * *

Rhi·no·vi·rus (riґno-vi″rəs) [rhino- + virus] a genus of viruses of the family Picornaviridae that infect the upper respiratory tract and cause the common cold. Over 100 antigenically distinct types infect humans; bovine and equine rhinoviruses have also been isolated.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rhinovirus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Rhinovirus Superficie molecular de un rhinovirus que muestra las espículas proteínicas. Clasifica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rhinovirus — Darstellung Rhinovirus 16 Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rhinovirus — [ rinovirys ] n. m. • 1971; de rhino et virus ♦ Biol. Chacun des virus à A. R. N., responsables du rhume et des infections des voies respiratoires supérieures (différents du virus de la grippe). ● rhinovirus nom masculin Virus à A.R.N. de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rhinovirus — [rī′nō vī΄rəs] n. [ RHINO + VIRUS] any of a large genus (Rhinovirus) of picornaviruses that are the chief infectious agents causing the common cold …   English World dictionary

  • Rhinovirus — Les rhinovirus sont une espèce de virus appartenant à la famille des Picornavirus. Leur nom, rhinovirus, provient du fait que ces virus possèdent une adaptation spéciale pour croître dans les voies nasales. Cette adaptation consiste à sa… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rhinovirus — Taxobox name = Rhinovirus image caption = Molecular surface of a rhinovirus, showing protein spikes image width = 185px virus group = iv familia = Picornaviridae genus = Rhinovirus subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = Human rhinovirus A… …   Wikipedia

  • rhinovirus — Any virus of the genus R.. bovine rhinoviruses viruses that cause widespread subclinical and occasionally mild clinical respiratory diseases of calves in the United States and Europe. equine rhinoviruses viruses that cause inapparent as well as… …   Medical dictionary

  • rhinovirus — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1961 any of a genus (Rhinovirus) of picornaviruses associated with disorders of the upper respiratory tract (as the common cold) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rhinovirus — noun Any of many common infectious RNA viruses, of the genus Rhinovirus, that cause disorders such as the common cold …   Wiktionary

  • Rhinovirus — …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”