orphan virus


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Related to orphan virus: Respiratory Enteric Orphan Virus

orphan virus

[¦ȯr·fən ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
Any nonpathogenic virus found in the human digestive and respiratory tracts.
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According to the study, the respiratory, enteric, orphan virus (commonly known as reovirus) is a non-attenuated, environmental virus that has shown oncolytic potential against many types of cancer, specifically lymphoid, ovarian, breast, pancreatic and high-grade glioma cancer.
The acronym reovirus (respiratory enteric orphan virus) is used to designate viruses isolated from the respiratory and enteric tracts of persons with mild respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms (3).