Epstein-Barr virus

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Ep·​stein-Barr virus | \ ˌep-ˌstīn-ˈbär- How to pronounce Epstein-Barr virus (audio) \

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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The first known use of Epstein-Barr virus was in 1968

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“Epstein-Barr virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epstein-Barr%20virus. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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Epstein-Barr virus

noun
Ep·​stein-Barr virus | \ ˌep-ˌstīn-ˌbär- How to pronounce Epstein-Barr virus (audio) \

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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