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enterovirus

[ en-tuh-roh-vahy-ruhs ]
/ 藢蓻n t蓹 ro蕣藞va瑟 r蓹s /
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noun, plural en路ter路o路vi路rus路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.
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Origin of enterovirus

First recorded in 1955鈥60; entero- + virus

OTHER WORDS FROM enterovirus

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

enterovirus
/ (藢蓻nt蓹r蓹蕣藞va瑟r蓹s) /

noun plural -viruses
any of a group of viruses that occur in and cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
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Scientific definitions for enterovirus

enterovirus
[ 臅n鈥瞭蓹-r艒-v墨r蓹s ]

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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