- any of a group of DNA viruses that cause eye and respiratory diseases.
Origin of adenovirus
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Examples from the Web for adenovirus
In addition, it is hoped that non-human adenovirus will be safer than adenovirus.
The adenovirus he received was simply a vector, bringing a missing gene to his cell.
Instead of using a retrovirus (as Japanese scientists had done) that can cause cancer, they are using an adenovirus which is safe.Bush's Deadly Blunder
November 26, 2008
Herpes virus, adenovirus and many others have been studied against a wide variety of cancers; many trials are ongoing.Are Viruses the Next Cure for Cancer?
May 15, 2014
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- Any of the viruses of the family Adenoviridae.adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival virus
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- Any of a group of DNA-containing viruses of the family Adenoviridae that commonly cause conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, and respiratory infections such as colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia in humans.
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