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Pronunciation: de-pen'do-vi'rus

Definition: A genus of small defective single-stranded DNA viruses in the family Parvoviridae that depend on adenoviruses for replication.

Synonym(s): adeno-associated virus, adenosatellite virus

[L. dependeo, to be dependent upon, + virus]

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