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echovirus

  
, ECHO virus  
      n   any of a group of viruses that can cause symptoms of mild meningitis, the common cold, or infections of the intestinal and respiratory tracts  
     (C20: from the initials of Enteric Cytopathic Human Orphan (``orphan'' because originally believed to be unrelated to any disease) + virus)  
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