[ ep-stahyn bahr ]
/ ˈɛp staɪn ˈbɑr /
a type of herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Abbreviation: EBV
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Origin of Epstein-Barr virus
after M. A. Epstein (born 1921), British pathologist, and Y. M. Barr, British virologist, who isolated the virus in 1964
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British Dictionary definitions for epstein-barr virus
/ (ˈɛpstaɪn ˈbɑː) /
a virus belonging to the herpes family that causes infectious mononucleosis; it is also implicated in the development of Burkitt's lymphoma and Hodgkin's diseaseAbbreviation: EBV
Word Origin for Epstein-Barr virus
C20: named after Sir M. A. Epstein (born 1921), and Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932), British pathologists who discovered the virus
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Word Origin and History for epstein-barr virus
1968, named for British virologist Michael Anthony Epstein and Irish-born virologist Yvonne M. Barr.
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Medicine definitions for epstein-barr virus
[ ĕp′stīn- ]
A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers.EB virus
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Science definitions for epstein-barr virus
[ ĕp′stīn-bär′ ]
A virus of the family Herpesviridae and the genus Lymphocryptovirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several types of human cancers. It is named after two of its discoverers, British pathologist Michael Anthony Epstein (born 1921) and British virologist Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932).
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