Any of a group of single-stranded RNA viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis in humans and other diseases in certain animals.
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Other Word Forms of Calicivirus
Origin of Calicivirus
New Latin Calicivīrus former genus name Latin calix, calic- cup, goblet (from the cup-shaped depressions on the surface of the viruses) virus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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