echovirus

[ ek-oh-vahy-ruhs ]

noun,plural ech·o·vi·rus·es.
  1. any of numerous retroviruses of the picornavirus group, some harmless and others associated with various human disorders, as aseptic meningitis.

Origin of echovirus

1
1950–55; echo- (acronym from enteric cytopathogenic human orphan) + virus; originally termed “orphan” because they were not known to be the cause of any disease
  • Also ech·o vi·rus, ECH·O vi·rus .

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British Dictionary definitions for echovirus

echovirus

ECHO virus

/ (ˈɛkəʊˌvaɪrəs) /


noun
  1. any of a group of viruses that can cause symptoms of mild meningitis, the common cold, or infections of the intestinal and respiratory tracts

Origin of echovirus

1
C20: from the initials of Enteric Cytopathic Human Orphan ("orphan" because originally believed to be unrelated to any disease) + virus

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