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enterovirus

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noun en·tero·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\

Definition of enterovirus

  1. :  any of a genus (Enterovirus) of picornaviruses that occur especially in the gastrointestinal tract but may infect other tissues (as nerve and muscle) and that include the poliovirus and several species with numerous serotypes named as Coxsackie viruses and echoviruses

en·tero·vi·ral play \-rəl\ adjective


Origin of enterovirus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1957


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enterovirus

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noun en·tero·vi·rus \-ˈvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of enterovirus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Picornaviridae that multiply especially in the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and swine but may infect other tissues (as nerve and muscle), that may produce clinically evident conjunctivitis, encephalitis, meningitis, myelitis, or myocarditis, and that include the poliovirus and several species including numerous serotypes named as coxsackieviruses and echoviruses

  2. 2:  any picornavirus of the genus Enterovirus

  3. en·tero·vi·ral \-rəl\play adjective




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