any of a genus (Rotavirus) of wheel-shaped reoviruses that cause gastroenteritis, esp. in infants
Origin of rotavirusModern Latin ; from Classical Latin rota, a wheel (see roll, ) + virus
Any of a genus of wheel-shaped reoviruses, including one that causes gastroenteritis, especially in infants and newborn animals.
Origin of rotavirusNew Latin Rotav&imacron;rus, genus name : Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots + virus.
The name rotavirus was first proposed in 1977.