Epstein-Barr virus

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Ep·stein-Barr virus | \ˌep-ˌstīn-ˈbär- \

Definition of Epstein-Barr virus 

: a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 4 of the genus Lymphocryptovirus) that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma abbreviation EBV

First Known Use of Epstein-Barr virus

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Epstein-Barr virus

Michael Anthony Epstein born1921 and Yvonne M. Barr born1932 English pathologists

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Epstein-Barr virus

noun
Ep·stein-Barr virus | \ˌep-ˌstīn-ˌbär- \

Medical Definition of Epstein-Barr virus 

: a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 4 of the genus Lymphocryptovirus) that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma abbreviation EBV

called also EB virus

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