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[en-tuh-roh-vahy-ruh s] /ˌɛn tə roʊˈvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural enteroviruses. Pathology.
any of several picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, including poliovirus, that infect the human gastrointestinal tract and cause diseases of the nervous system.
Origin of enterovirus
First recorded in 1955-60; entero- + virus
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enteroviral, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -viruses
any of a group of viruses that occur in and cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
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Word Origin and History for enterovirus

1957; see entero- + virus.

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enterovirus in Medicine

enterovirus en·ter·o·vi·rus (ěn'tə-rō-vī'rəs)
A virus of the genus Enterovirus. Also called enteric virus.

Enterovirus n.
A genus of picornaviruses, including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses, that infect the gastrointestinal tract and often spread to other areas of the body, especially the nervous system.

en'ter·o·vi'ral adj.
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enterovirus in Science
Any of various viruses of the genus Enterovirus in the family Picornaviridae, including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses. Enteroviruses affect the intestinal tract and also cause respiratory, neurologic and other infections.
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