any of several groups of RNA-containing viruses that are transmitted by bloodsucking arthropods, as ticks, fleas, or mosquitoes, and may cause encephalitis, yellow fever, or dengue fever.
any one of a group of viruses that cause such diseases as encephalitis and dengue and are transmitted to humans by arthropods, esp insects and ticks
arbovirus ar·bo·vi·rus (är’bə-vī’rəs) or ar·bor·vi·rus (är’bər-)
Any of a large group of viruses transmitted by arthropods, such as mosquitoes and ticks, that include the causative agents of encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue.
Any of a large group of RNA viruses that are transmitted primarily by arthropods, such as mosquitoes and ticks. The more than 400 species were originally considered to be a single group, but are now divided among four families: Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae, and Arenaviridae. These viruses cause a variety of infectious diseases in humans, including rubella, yellow fever, and dengue.
noun a port and resort in E Scotland, in Angus: scene of the barons of Scotland’s declaration of independence to Pope John XXII in 1320. Pop: 22 785 (2001) Historical Examples The Tender left her moorings at the Rock this morning for arbroath, with such of the artificers as could be spared. An Account of […]
Diane, 1923–71, U.S. photographer (sister of Howard Nemerov). Contemporary Examples Boigon alleged that Arbus described her older brother, poet Howard Nemerov, as “one of her more intriguing sexual playmates.” Diane Arbus’ Dark Secrets Olivia Cole July 29, 2011 In being both ordinary and extraordinary, sex and sexuality was classic Arbus territory. Diane Arbus’ Dark Secrets […]
John, 1667–1735, Scottish satirist and physician: friend of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. Historical Examples “It’s all there all round,” he had said to Arbuthnot more than once. Mr. Scarborough’s Family Anthony Trollope Mr. Arbuthnot never will talk when there are people to dinner. Orley Farm Anthony Trollope Of the strength of the bond that […]