Epstein-Barr virus

Pronunciation: (ep-stine-BAR VY-rus)

A common virus that remains dormant in most people. It causes infectious mononucleosis and has been associated with certain cancers, including Burkitt lymphoma, immunoblastic lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Also called EBV.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2007-10-26