Definition of mengovirus in English:

mengovirus

(also Mengo virus)

noun

Biology
  • A picornavirus originally found in monkeys but capable of infecting other species, the infection in humans being characterized by encephalomyelitis.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of Immunology. From Mengo, the name of a district near Kampala, Uganda, where the virus was first isolated + virus.

Pronunciation

mengovirus

/ˈmɛŋɡəʊˌvʌɪrəs/