echovirus

noun
echo·​vi·​rus | \ ˈe-kō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce echovirus (audio) \

Definition of echovirus

: 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

First Known Use of echovirus

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for echovirus

enteric cytopathogenic human orphan + virus

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about echovirus

Time Traveler for echovirus

Time Traveler

The first known use of echovirus was in 1955

See more words from the same year

Statistics for echovirus

Cite this Entry

“Echovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echovirus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for echovirus

echovirus

noun
echo·​vi·​rus | \ ˈek-ō-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce echovirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of echovirus

: 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

More from Merriam-Webster on echovirus

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about echovirus

Comments on echovirus

What made you want to look up echovirus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!