noun, plural rotaviruses.
a double-stranded RNA virus of the genus Rotavirus, family Reoviridae, that is a major cause of infant diarrhea.
any member of a genus of viruses that cause worldwide endemic infections. They occur in birds and mammals, cause diarrhoea in children, and are usually transmitted in food prepared with unwashed hands
rotavirus ro·ta·vi·rus (rō’tə-vī’rəs)
n. pl. ro·ta·vi·rus·es
Any of a group of wheel-shaped RNA viruses of the family Reoviridae, including the human gastroenteritis viruses that cause infant diarrhea. Also called gastroenteritis virus type B.
noun 1. Joseph, 1908–2005, English physicist and anti–nuclear arms activist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1995. noun 1. See Pugwash conferences
1. Reserve Officers Training Corps. Reserve Officers Training Corps noun 1. a body of students at some colleges and universities who are given training toward becoming officers in the armed forces. Abbreviation: ROTC, R.O.T.C. ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
1. Reserve Officers Training Corps.
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous heterocyclic compound, C 2 3 H 2 2 O 6 , obtained from derris root: used chiefly as the active ingredient of certain insecticides and in medicine in the treatment of chiggers and scabies. noun 1. a white odourless crystalline substance extracted from the roots of […]