EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural en·ter·o·vi·rus·es. . 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
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virus Related forms en·ter·o·vi·ral, adjective
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Examples from the Web for enterovirus Contemporary Examples of enterovirus
The viral infection sending hundreds of Midwestern kids to the hospital is EV-68, a rather nasty strain of
This strain of
enterovirus seems unusually provocative in irritating lower airways, thereby causing airway narrowing.
Polio is an
enterovirus (lives and is replicated in our intestines) that is spread via fecal-oral transmission.
Polio is one of many viruses belonging to the "
enterovirus" family. Enterovirus itself, with dozens of different types that affect humans, is another, as is—most famously—poliovirus. British Dictionary definitions for enterovirus noun plural -viruses any of a group of viruses that occur in and cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
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enterovirus [ĕn′tə-rō-vī ′rəs] n. A virus of the genus Enterovirus. enteric virus 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. Related forms en′ter•o•vi ′ral adj.
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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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