Meaning of adeno-associated in English:

adeno-associated

Pronunciation /ˌadɪnəʊˌəˈsəʊʃɪeɪtɪd/ /ˌadɪnəʊˌəˈsəʊsɪeɪtɪd/ /ˌad(ə)nəʊˌəˈsəʊʃɪeɪtɪd/

adjective

Medicine
  • Designating any of a group of parvoviruses which are dependent upon a helper virus (usually an adenovirus) for replication, and which can be used as vectors for gene transfer.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Science. From adeno- + associated.