[ad-n-oh-vahy-ruh s]

Origin of adenovirus

First recorded in 1955–60; adeno- + virus
Related formsad·e·no·vi·ral, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for adenovirus


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


  1. Any of the viruses of the family Adenoviridae.adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival virus
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adenovirus in Science


  1. 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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