Reoviridae Re·o·vir·i·dae (rē’ō-vēr’ĭ-dē’)
A family of double-stranded ether-resistant RNA viruses.
noun, plural reoviruses. 1. any large virus of the family Reoviridae, having double-stranded RNA and a polyhedral capsid, including those causing infantile gastroenteritis. reovirus re·o·vi·rus (rē’ō-vī’rəs) n. Any member of the genus Reovirus. Reovirus n. A genus of viruses that contain double-stranded RNA and are associated with various diseases in animals, including human respiratory and […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. the process or result of oxidizing. 2. the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes. noun 1. the act or process of oxidizing (as modifier): an oxidation state, an oxidation potential oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk’sĭ-dā’shən) n. The combination of a substance with oxygen. A reaction in which the […]
verb (used with object), oxidized, oxidizing. 1. to convert (an element) into an oxide; combine with oxygen. 2. to cover with a coating of oxide or rust. 3. to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal. 4. to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the […]
noun 1. a transversely corded fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton. noun, Informal. 1. a repertory theater or company. 2. repetition. 3. a representative, especially a sales representative. 4. reputation. noun 1. Nucleonics. a unit proposed as a supplement to roentgen for expressing dosage of ionizing radiation: subsequently abandoned. 1. Representative. 2. Republic. 3. […]