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cytomegalovirus

noun cy·to·meg·a·lo·vi·rus \ˌsī-tə-ˌme-gə-lō-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

:  a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 5 of the genus Cytomegalovirus) that causes cellular enlargement and formation of eosinophilic inclusion bodies especially in the nucleus and acts as an opportunistic infectious agent in immunosuppressed conditions (as AIDS)
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Origin of CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

New Latin, from cytomegalia + -o- + virus
First Known Use: 1963
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cytomegalovirus

noun cy·to·meg·a·lo·vi·rus \ˌsīt-ə-ˌmeg-ə-lō-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

:  a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 5 of the genus Cytomegalovirus) that causes cellular enlargement and formation of eosinophilic inclusion bodies especially in the nucleus and that acts as an opportunistic infectious agent in immunosuppressed conditions (as AIDS)

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