epidemic gastroenteritis virus

(redirected from gastroenteritis virus type A)

ep·i·dem·ic gas·tro·en·ter·i·tis vi·rus

a RNA virus, about 27 nm in diameter, which has not been cultured in vitro; it is the cause of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis; at least five antigenically distinct serotypes have been recognized, including the Norwalk agent. These viruses are classified with the Caliciviruses in the family Caliciviridae.

ep·i·dem·ic gas·tro·en·ter·i·tis vi·rus

(ep'i-dem'ik gas'trō-en-tĕr-ī'tis vī'rŭs)
An RNA virus, about 27 nm in diameter, which has not been cultured in vitro; it is the cause of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis; at least five antigenically distinct serotypes have been recognized, including the Norwalk agent. These viruses are classified with the Caliciviruses in the family Caliciviridae.
Synonym(s): gastroenteritis virus type A.