Definitions for echovirusˈɛk oʊˌvaɪ rəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ech•o•vi•rusˈɛk oʊˌvaɪ rəs(n.)(pl.)-rus•es.
any of numerous retroviruses of the picornavirus group, some harmless and others associated with various human disorders, as aseptic meningitis.
Origin of echovirus:
1950–55; echo- (acronym from enteric cytopathogenic human orphan) +virus
any of a group of viruses associated with various diseases including viral meningitis and mild respiratory disorders and diarrhea in newborn infants
An RNA virus of the Enterovirus genus of the Picornaviridae family, found in the gastrointestinal tract.
Origin: Shortened form of enteric cytopathic human orphan virus.