[ ad-n-oh-vahy-ruh s ]
/ ˌæd n oʊˈvaɪ rəs /

noun, plural ad·e·no·vi·rus·es.

any of a group of DNA viruses that cause eye and respiratory diseases.

Origin of adenovirus

First recorded in 1955–60; adeno- + virus

Related forms

ad·e·no·vi·ral, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for adenovirus


/ (ˌædɪnəʊˈvaɪrəs) /


any of a group of viruses that can cause upper respiratory diseases in manCompare enterovirus, myxovirus
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Medicine definitions for adenovirus


[ ăd′n-ō-vīrəs ]


Any of the viruses of the family Adenoviridae.adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival virus
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Science definitions for adenovirus


[ ăd′n-ō-vīrəs ]

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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