Orthomyxoviridae

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Orthomyxoviridae

[‚ȯr·thə‚mik·sə′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of negative-strand ribonucleic acid viruses characterized by enveloped, spherical, pleomorphic virions with a helical nucleocapsid containing a fragmented genome, it includes the genus Influenzavirus (human influenza type A).
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