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Medical Term:

Flaviviridae

Pronunciation: fla'vi-vi'ri-de

Definition: A family of enveloped single-stranded positive sense RNA viruses 40–60 mm in diameter formerly classified as the “group B” arboviruses, including yellow fever and dengue viruses; maintained in nature by transmission from arthropod vectors to vertebrate hosts.

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