arbovirus

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arbovirus

[′är·bə‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
Small, arthropod-borne animal viruses that are unstable at room temperature and inactivated by sodium deoxycholate; cause several types of encephalitis. Also known as arthropod-borne virus.
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Established as a field in the late 1950s, arbovirology is the study of arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses).
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