Epstein-barr-virus meaning

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A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers.
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A herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and may cause various forms of cancer.
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A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers.
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A virus of the family Herpesviridae and the genus Lymphocryptovirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several types of human cancers. It is named after two of its discoverers, British pathologist Michael Anthony Epstein (born 1921) and British virologist Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932).
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Origin of epstein-barr-virus

  • After Michael A. Epstein and Y.M. Barr , 20th-century British virologists

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition