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echovirus

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noun echo·vi·rus \ˈe-kō-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of echovirus

  1. :  any of numerous serotypes of an enterovirus (species Human enterovirus B) found in the gastrointestinal tract that cause cytopathic changes in cells in tissue culture and are sometimes associated with respiratory ailments and meningitis



Origin and Etymology of echovirus

enteric cytopathogenic human orphan + virus


First Known Use: 1955


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echovirus

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noun echo·vi·rus \ˈek-ō-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of echovirus

  1. :  any of numerous serotypes of a picornavirus of the genus Enterovirus (species Human enterovirus B) that are closely related to the Coxsackieviruses, are found in the gastrointestinal tract, cause cytopathic changes in cells in tissue culture, and are sometimes associated with respiratory ailments and meningitis




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