Definitions for echovirusˈɛk oʊˌvaɪ rəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ech•o•vi•rusˈɛk oʊˌvaɪ rəs(n.)(pl.)-rus•es.

  1. any of numerous retroviruses of the picornavirus group, some harmless and others associated with various human disorders, as aseptic meningitis.

    Category: Microbiology

Origin of echovirus:

1950–55; echo- (acronym from enteric cytopathogenic human orphan) +virus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. echovirus(noun)

    any of a group of viruses associated with various diseases including viral meningitis and mild respiratory disorders and diarrhea in newborn infants

Wiktionary

  1. echovirus(Noun)

    An RNA virus of the Enterovirus genus of the Picornaviridae family, found in the gastrointestinal tract.

  2. Origin: Shortened form of enteric cytopathic human orphan virus.

Freebase

  1. Echovirus

    An ECHO virus, is a type of RNA virus that belongs to the species Enterovirus B, genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family. Echoviruses are found in the gastrointestinal tract and exposure to the virus causes other opportunistic infections and diseases.

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