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.
1960s; earliest use found in Science. From adeno- + associated.
adeno-associated/ˌadɪnəʊˌəˈsəʊʃɪeɪtɪd/ /ˌadɪnəʊˌəˈsəʊsɪeɪtɪd/ /ˌad(ə)nəʊˌəˈsəʊʃɪeɪtɪd/
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