enterovirus

noun
en·​tero·​vi·​rus | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈvī-rəs How to pronounce enterovirus (audio) \

Definition of enterovirus

: any of a genus (Enterovirus) of picornaviruses that occur especially in the gastrointestinal tract but may infect other tissues (such as nerve and muscle) and that include the poliovirus, Coxsackievirus, and echovirus

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Other Words from enterovirus

enteroviral \ ˌen-​tə-​rō-​ˈvī-​rəl How to pronounce enteroviral (audio) \ adjective

Examples of enterovirus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another enterovirus, called EV-A71, has also been linked to some cases. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "CDC warns coronavirus measures could disrupt detection of rare, paralyzing polio-like disease in children," 5 Aug. 2020 Another enterovirus, called EV-A71, has also been linked to some cases. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "CDC warns coronavirus measures could disrupt detection of rare, paralyzing polio-like disease in children," 5 Aug. 2020 Another enterovirus, called EV-A71, has also been linked to some cases. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "CDC warns coronavirus measures could disrupt detection of rare, paralyzing polio-like disease in children," 5 Aug. 2020 Another enterovirus, called EV-A71, has also been linked to some cases. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "CDC warns coronavirus measures could disrupt detection of rare, paralyzing polio-like disease in children," 5 Aug. 2020 Another enterovirus, called EV-A71, has also been linked to some cases. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "CDC warns coronavirus measures could disrupt detection of rare, paralyzing polio-like disease in children," 5 Aug. 2020 Another enterovirus, called EV-A71, has also been linked to some cases. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "CDC warns coronavirus measures could disrupt detection of rare, paralyzing polio-like disease in children," 5 Aug. 2020 It's been difficult to come up with definitive proof, but experts believe the main culprit is an enterovirus called EV-D68. Mike Stobbe, Star Tribune, "COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease," 4 Aug. 2020 Another enterovirus, called EV-A71, has also been linked to some cases. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "CDC warns coronavirus measures could disrupt detection of rare, paralyzing polio-like disease in children," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of enterovirus

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enterovirus

New Latin

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“Enterovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterovirus. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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enterovirus

noun
en·​tero·​vi·​rus | \ -ˈvī-rəs How to pronounce enterovirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of enterovirus

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 : any picornavirus of the genus Enterovirus

Other Words from enterovirus

enteroviral \ -​rəl How to pronounce enteroviral (audio) \ adjective

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