Definition of Ross River in English:

Ross River

noun

Virology Medicine
  • Attributive Designating the disease caused by, or infection with, this virus; especially in "Ross River fever".

Origin

1960s (in an earlier sense). From Ross River, the name of a river near Townsville on the west coast of Queensland, Australia, source of the mosquitoes from which the virus was first isolated.

Pronunciation

Ross River

/rɒs ˈrɪvə/