adenovirus

noun ad·e·no·vi·rus \ ˌa-dᵊn-ō-ˈvī-rəs \

Definition of adenovirus

:any of a family (Adenoviridae) of DNA viruses originally identified in human adenoid tissue, causing infections of the respiratory system, conjunctiva, and gastrointestinal tract, and including some capable of inducing malignant tumors in experimental animals

adenoviral

play \-rəl\ adjective

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First Known Use of adenovirus

1950


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adenovirus

noun ad·e·no·vi·rus \ ˌad-ᵊn-ō-ˈvī-rəs \

medical Definition of adenovirus

:any of the family Adenoviridae of double-stranded DNA viruses

adenoviral

play \-rəl\ adjective

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