cytomegalovirus

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cy·to·meg·a·lo·vi·rus

 (sī′tə-mĕg′ə-lō-vī′rəs)
n. Abbr. CMV
Any of a group of herpesviruses that attack and enlarge epithelial cells. Such viruses also cause a disease of infants characterized by circulatory dysfunction and microcephaly.

cytomegalovirus

(ˌsaɪtəʊˈmɛɡələʊˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Microbiology) a virus of the herpes virus family that may cause serious disease in patients whose immune systems are compromised. Abbreviation: CMV

cy•to•meg•a•lo•vi•rus

(ˌsaɪ toʊˌmɛg ə loʊˈvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
a herpesvirus that produces abnormal enlargement of epithelial cells, usu. mildly infectious but a cause of pneumonia in immunodeficient persons and severe systemic damage in the newborn.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cytomegalovirus - any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
Translations

cy·to·meg·a·lo·vi·rus

n. citomegalovirus, grupo de virus pertenecientes a la familia Herpesviridae que infectan humanos y otros animales, y son causantes de la enfermedad de inclusión citomegálica.

cytomegalovirus (CMV)

n citomegalovirus m (CMV)
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