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, noun) + virus
Any of a genus of wheel-shaped reoviruses, including one that causes gastroenteritis, especially in infants and newborn animals.
Origin of rotavirusNew Latin Rotavīrus genus name Latin rota wheel ; see ret- in Indo-European roots. virus
The name rotavirus was first proposed in 1977.