Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various enteroviruses of the gastrointestinal tract associated with certain diseases, such as viral meningitis, mild respiratory infections, and severe diarrhea in newborns.

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

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[e(nteric) c(ytopathogenic) h(uman) o(rphan) virus.]

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Shortened form of enteric cytopathic human orphan virus.

Examples

  • Within her first hours, she developed respiratory distress and was transferred to Children's Hospital, where physicians identified liver failure caused by echovirus.

    Liver Transplant — Nora and Lucy

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