lymphocytic choriomeningitis(redirected from LCM virus)
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lymphocytic choriomeningitis[¦lim·fə¦sid·ik ‚kȯr·ē·ō‚men·ən′jīd·əs]
An acute viral meningitis caused by a specific virus endemic in mice; characterized clinically by rapid onset of symptoms of meningeal irritation, pleocytosis and often a rise in protein in the cerebrospinal fluid, and a short, benign course with recovery.
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