enterovirus meaning

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  • Noun: enterovirus  `enturow'vIurus
    1. Any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)

    Derived forms: enteroviruses

    Type of: picornavirus

    Encyclopedia: Enterovirus

  • [Medicine]
    A genus of the family PICORNAVIRIDAE whose members preferentially inhabit the intestinal tract of a variety of hosts. The genus contains many species. Newly described members of human enteroviruses are assigned continuous numbers with the species designated human enterovirus. n : any of a group of picornaviruses (as the causative agent of poliomyelitis) that typically occur in the gastrointestinal tract but may be involved in respiratory ailments, meningitis, and neurological disorders — en·tero·vi·ral adj


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