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Pronunciation: ad′ĕ-nō-vī′rŭs

Definition: Adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival or A-P-C virus; any virus of the family Adenoviridae. More than 40 types are known to infect humans, causing upper respiratory symptoms, acute respiratory disease (ARD), conjunctivitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC), gastroenteritis, hemorrhagic cystitis, and serious infections in neonates, including APC virus.

Synonym(s): A-P-C virus, adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival virus

[G. adēn, gland, + virus]

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