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Medical Term:

Parvovirus

Pronunciation: par'vo-vi'rus

Definition: A genus of viruses (family Parvoviridae) that replicate autonomously in suitable cells. Strain B19 infects humans, causing erythema infectiosum and aplastic crisis in hemolytic anemia.

[L. parvus, small, + virus]

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