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(Science: virology) picornaviridae that largely infect the upper respiratory tract. Include the common cold virus and foot and mouth disease virus.

Rhi·no·vi·rus/ (ri´no-vi?rus) a genus of viruses of the family Picornaviridae that infect the upper respiratory tract and cause the common cold. Over 100 antigenically distinct varieties infect humans.

glossary/rhinoviruse.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)