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adenovirus Syllabification: ad·e·no·vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˌad(ə)nōˈvīrəs/

Definition of adenovirus in English:


Any of a group of DNA viruses first discovered in adenoid tissue, most of which cause respiratory diseases.
Example sentences
  • Retroviruses, adenoviruses, and lentiviruses have all been used as vehicles for RNA interference constructs.
  • These are usually self-limited syndromes caused by a variety of viruses: rhinovirus, adenovirus, echovirus, coxsackievirus, influenza, and parainfluenza viruses.
  • Symptoms of influenza-like illness can be caused by multiple respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, rhinovirus, and coronavirus.
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