adenovirus

[ad-n-oh-vahy-ruhs]
noun, plural adenoviruses.
any of a group of DNA viruses that cause eye and respiratory diseases.

Origin:
1955–60; adeno- + virus

adenoviral, adjective
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adenovirus (ˌædɪnəʊˈvaɪrəs)
 
n
enterovirus Compare myxovirus any of a group of viruses that can cause upper respiratory diseases in man

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adenovirus ad·e·no·vi·rus (ād'n-ō-vī'rəs)
n.
Any of the viruses of the family Adenoviridae. Also called adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival virus.

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adenovirus   (ād'n-ō-vī'rəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of a group of DNA-containing viruses of the family Adenoviridae that commonly cause conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, and respiratory infections such as colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia in humans.
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Example sentences
Researchers had used an an adenovirus to slip four genes into each cell, but the microbe was causing lots of collateral damage.
Finally, when he ran the compound against adenovirus, it came back negative.
Later this year another viral vector, this time using a virus called adenovirus, will enter advanced clinical testing.
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