Flavivirus meaning

flā'vĭ-vī'rəs
Any of a genus of RNA viruses that are arboviruses and include a number of human pathogens, including the viruses causing yellow fever, dengue, and various types of encephalitis.
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Any of a genus of RNA viruses that are transmitted by insects and ticks, including the viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, and various types of encephalitis.
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Origin of flavivirus

  • flav(o)– (because the virus causing yellow fever is the type species of the genus) virus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition