Epstein-Barr virus

(redirected from Epstein bar)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Epstein bar: mononucleosis

Ep·stein-Barr virus

 (ĕp′stīn-bär′)
n. Abbr. EBV
A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers.

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

Epstein-Barr virus

(ˈɛpstaɪn ˈbɑː)
n
(Pathology) a virus belonging to the herpes family that causes infectious mononucleosis; it is also implicated in the development of Burkitt's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease. Abbreviation: EBV
[C20: named after Sir M. A. Epstein (born 1921), and Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932), British pathologists who discovered the virus]

Ep′stein-Barr′ vi`rus

(ˈɛp staɪn ˈbɑr)
n.
a type of herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Abbr.: EBV
[1965–70; after M. A. Epstein (b. 1921), British pathologist, and Y. M. Barr (b. 1932), British virologist, who isolated the virus in 1964]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Epstein-Barr virus - the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
Translations

Ep·stein-Barr vi·rus

n. virus de Epstein-Barr, virus del herpes que causa mononucleosis.
References in periodicals archive ?
In early January, the company signed an exclusive license agreement and research collaboration with the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT), Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, for the commercialization of an innovative cell-based treatment for cancers associated with the oncogenic Epstein Bar virus (EBV).
He added, 'It is a largely unrecognised problem that can go undetected and a number of checks need to be carried out to rule out other disorders such as diabetes, anaemia, or the Epstein bar virus, which is a risk factor, but not the cause.
At DCB, he developed diagnostic kits for important diseases prevalent in the Asian population, such as human hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Epstein Bar virus for nasopharyngeal cancer.