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cytomegalovirus

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)

Origin of CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

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

cytomegalovirus

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

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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