What does 'aphtho' mean?

D.L. Knudson dknudson at klab.agsci.colostate.edu
Wed Oct 4 10:13:06 EST 1995


Nikolaj Blom <nikob at cbs.dtu.dk> wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I am studying the picornaviridae and have been wondering
>about the meaning of the word 'aphtho' as in aphthovirus
>(these may cause foot-and-mouth-disease).
>
>Can anyone explain, please?
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>/Nikolaj
>
>
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aphtho: from Greek aphtha, "vesicles in the mouth"; English aphtho, "thrush";
French fievre aphteuse.

Source: Francki etal 1991 Classification and Nomenclature of Viruseses Archives
of Virology, Supplementum 2, Spriner-Verlag, NY, page 325.
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