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Meaning of EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
 
 Synonyms: EBV
 
 See Also: herpes, herpes virus

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A common virus that remains dormant in most people. It has been associated with certain cancers, including Burkitt's lymphoma, immunoblastic lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A virus in the family Herpesviridae which infects humans. It causes infectious mononucleosis, which is characterized by debility, fever, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and an increase in white blood cell count. This virus is transmitted mainly via saliva and is associated with carcinomas of the nasal passages and throat and with Burkitt's lymphoma.
 

 

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