Definition of Arborvirus

1. Noun. A large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis.

Exact synonyms: Arbovirus
Generic synonyms: Virus
Specialized synonyms: Bunyaviridae, Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Arenaviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Reoviridae



Medical Definition of Arborvirus

1. Although arbor sounds as if it should have something to do with trees, it doesn't. It comes from the first 2 letters of arthropod + the first 3 letters of borne. Arborviruses are transmitted (borne) to humans by mosquitoes and ticks (arthropods). (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arborvirus

arborising
arborist
arborists
arborization
arborization block
arborizations
arborize
arborized
arborizes
arborizing
arboroid
arborolatry
arborous
arbors
arborsculpture
arborvirus (current term)
arborvitae
arborvitaes
arborway
arbour
arboured
arbours
arboviral
arbovirus
arbovirus infection
arboviruses
arbs
arbuscle
arbuscles
arbuscular

Literary usage of Arborvirus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... material and bentonite which also adsorbs basic proteins have been used for the removal of non-specific inhibitors of arborvirus (Clarke and Casals, ..."

2. Health Information for International Travel by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"In the past 20 years, it has become the most important arborvirus disease of humans. There are now over 2 billion persons at risk of infection and millions ..."

3. Health Information for International Travel (1994) by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"In the past 20 years, it has become the most important arborvirus disease of humans. There are now over 2 billion persons at risk of infection and millions ..."

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