RNA virus

RNA virus

noun
any virus containing RNA; retrovirus.

Origin:
1960–65

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RNA virus n.
Any of a group of viruses whose nucleic acid core is composed of RNA, including the picornaviruses, retroviruses, and paramyxoviruses.

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RNA virus  
A virus whose genome is composed of RNA. Retroviruses are RNA viruses. Compare DNA virus.
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