Epstein-Barr virus

Epstein-Barr virus
noun
the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
Syn: ↑EBV
Hypernyms: ↑herpes, ↑herpes virus

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\\ˌepˌstīn¦bär-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized E&B
Etymology: after Michael Anthony Epstein b1921 English pathologist and Yvonne M. Barr b1932 English virologist
: a herpesvirus (genus Lymphocryptovirus) that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma — abbreviation EBV; called also EB virus

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/ep"stuyn bahr"/
a type of herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Abbr.: EBV
[after M. A. Epstein (b. 1921), British pathologist, and Y. M. Barr, British virologist, who isolated the virus in 1964]

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Epstein-Barr virus /ep-stīn-bärˈ vīˈrəs/
noun
A virus which causes glandular fever, thought also to be associated with various human cancers
ORIGIN: MA Epstein and YM Barr, British virologists, who first isolated it in 1964

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Epstein-Barr virus UK [ˌepstaɪn ˈbɑː(r) ˌvaɪrəs] US [ˌepstaɪn ˈbɑr ˌvaɪrəs] noun [uncountable] medical
an infectious virus that makes you feel very tired and weak. Epstein-Barr virus is also called EBV .
Thesaurus: specific diseaseshyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditionssynonym

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