Epstein-Barr virusEp·stein-Barr virus
a herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and may cause various forms of cancer
Origin of Epstein-Barr virusafter M. A. Epstein and amp; Y. M. Barr, British scientists who isolated it in 1964
A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers.
Origin of Epstein-Barr virusAfter Michael A. Epstein and Y.M. Barr, 20th-century British virologists.