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

  • n. Any of a subgroup of picornaviruses, including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses, that infect the gastrointestinal tract and often spread to other areas of the body, especially the nervous system.

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  • n. Any of many viruses, of the genus Enterovirus, that infect the gastrointestinal tract.

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  • n. any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)


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