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adenovirus

noun ad·e·no·vi·rus \ˌa-dən-ō-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of ADENOVIRUS

:  any of a family (Adenoviridae) of DNA viruses originally identified in human adenoid tissue, causing infections of the respiratory system, conjunctiva, and gastrointestinal tract, and including some capable of inducing malignant tumors in experimental animals
ad·e·no·vi·ral \-rəl\ adjective

First Known Use of ADENOVIRUS

1956

adenovirus

noun ad·e·no·vi·rus \ˌad-ən-ō-ˈvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADENOVIRUS

:  any of the family Adenoviridae of double-stranded DNA viruses
ad·e·no·vi·ral \-rəl\ adjective

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