Dependovirus | definition of Dependovirus by Medical dictionary
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A genus of small defective single-stranded DNA viruses in the family Parvoviridae that depend on adenoviruses for replication.
[L. dependeo, to be dependent upon, + virus]
Dependovirus /De·pen·do·vi·rus/ (dĕ-pen´do-vi″rus) adeno-associated viruses; a genus of viruses of the family Parvoviridae that require coinfection with an adenovirus or herpesvirus to provide a helper function for replication; asymptomatic human infection is common.