adenovirus meaning

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Noun: adenovirus  `adnow'vIrus
  1. Any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye

Derived forms: adenoviruses

Type of: animal virus

Encyclopedia: Adenovirus

A family of non-enveloped viruses infecting mammals (MASTADENOVIRUS) and birds (AVIADENOVIRUS). Infections may be asymptomatic or result in a variety of diseases. n : any of a group of DNA-containing viruses shaped like a 20-sided polyhedron, orig. identified in human adenoid tissue, causing respiratory diseases (as catarrh), and including some capable of inducing malignant tumors in experimental animals — ad·e·no·vi·ral adj


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