Definition of astrovirus in English:

astrovirus

noun

Virology
  • Any member of the genus Astrovirus or monotypic family Astroviridae of non-enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses which cause enteritis in humans (especially children), various other mammals, and birds. Also (in form Astrovirus): the genus itself.

Origin

1970s. From astro- + virus.

Pronunciation

astrovirus

/ˈastrə(ʊ)vʌɪrəs/