Epstein-Barr virus

Epstein-Barr virus

[ep-stahyn bahr]
noun
a type of herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Abbreviation: EBV

Origin:
after M. A. Epstein (born 1921), British pathologist, and Y. M. Barr, British virologist, who isolated the virus in 1964

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Epstein-Barr virus (ˈɛpstaɪn ˈbɑː)
 
n
EBV 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 disease
 
[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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Epstein-Barr virus
1968, named for British virologist Michael Anthony Epstein and Irish-born virologist Yvonne M. Barr.
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Epstein-Barr virus Ep·stein-Barr virus (ěp'stīn-)
n.
Abbr. EBV
A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers. Also called EB virus.

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Epstein-Barr virus   (ěp'stīn-bär')  Pronunciation Key 
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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