from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of DNA-containing viruses that cause conjunctivitis and upper respiratory tract infections in humans.
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- n. Any virus of the family Adenoviridae, many of which are responsible for respiratory infections in humans
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
adeno(id) + virus (from its having first been found in adenoid tissue).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)