any of a family (Reoviridae) of RNA viruses, including the rotaviruses, that infect various plants and animals
Origin of reovirusr(espiratory) e(nteric) o(rphan) virus: for orphan, see echovirus
Any of a family of viruses that contain double-stranded RNA and are associated with various diseases in animals, including human respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
Origin of reovirusr(espiratory) + e(nteric) + o(rphan) + virus.
- (biology) Any of a group of RNA viruses, of the family Reoviridae, that infect animals and some plants