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A large and diverse group of viruses (family Picornaviridae) that includes poliovirus types 1 to 3, coxsackieviruses A and B, echoviruses, and the enteroviruses identified since 1969 and assigned type numbers. They are transient inhabitants of the alimentary canal and are stable at low pH.
n. pl. enterovi·ruses
Any of a genus of picornaviruses, including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses, that infect the gastrointestinal tract and often spread to other areas of the body, especially the nervous system.
enterovirusA genus of picornavirus comprised of more than 100 closely related viruses–eg, coxsackievirus, echoviruses, polioviruses and others, which cause gastroenteritis and viral encephalopathy. See Virus.
A large and diverse group of viruses that includes poliovirus types 1-3, coxsackievirus A and B, echoviruses, and those enteroviruses identified since 1969 that were assigned type numbers.
Any of a group of viruses that primarily affect the gastrointestinal tract.
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