[ en-tuh-roh-vahy-ruh s ]
/ ˌɛn tə roʊˈvaɪ rəs /

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

First recorded in 1955–60; entero- + virus

OTHER WORDS FROM enterovirus

en·ter·o·vi·ral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enterovirus

/ (ˌɛntərəʊˈvaɪrəs) /

noun plural -viruses

any of a group of viruses that occur in and cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
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Medical definitions for enterovirus (1 of 2)

[ ĕn′tə-rō-vīrəs ]


A virus of the genus Enterovirus.enteric virus

Medical definitions for enterovirus (2 of 2)



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.

Other words from Enterovirus

en′ter•o•viral adj.
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Scientific definitions for enterovirus

[ ĕn′tə-rō-vīrəs ]

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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