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coronavirus

 [ko-ro´nah-vi″rus]
any of a group of morphologically similar, ether-sensitive viruses, probably RNA, causing infectious bronchitis in birds, hepatitis in mice, gastroenteritis in swine, and respiratory infections in humans.

Co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs),
A genus in the family Coronaviridae that is associated with upper respiratory tract infections and possibly gastroenteritis in humans.

co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs),
Any virus of the family Coronaviridae.

coronavirus

/co·ro·na·vi·rus/ (kŏ-ro´nah-vi″rus) any virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae.

Coronavirus

/Co·ro·na·vi·rus/ (ko-ro´nah-vi″rus) coronaviruses; a genus of viruses of the family Coronaviridae that cause respiratory disease and possibly gastroenteritis in humans and hepatitis, gastroenteritis, encephalitis, and respiratory disease in other animals.

coronavirus

(kə-rō′nə-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that infect mammals and birds, causing respiratory infections such as the common cold and SARS in humans, and that have spikes of glycoproteins projecting from the viral envelope.

coronavirus

[kôr′ənəvī′rəs]
Etymology: L, corona + virus, poison
a member of Coronaviridae, a family of viruses that includes several types capable of causing acute respiratory illnesses, including SARS. These viruses infect a wide variety of mammals (including humans) and birds. Along with rhinoviruses, coronaviruses are considered the primary causes of the common cold. Reinfection with the same genotype can occur. Other diseases caused by coronaviruses include hepatitis, neurological disease, infectious peritonitis, nephritis, and pancreatitis.

coronavirus

Virology The single genus of the family Coronaviridae, which have a corona or halo-like appearance by EM; coronaviruses cause RTIs , common cold, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. See SARS.

Co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs)
A genus in the family Coronaviridae that is associated with upper respiratory tract infections and possibly gastroenteritis in humans.

coronavirus

One of the many types of virus that can cause the common cold. The virus has attracted much recent attention since it was discovered that a new strain of coronavirus was the cause of SARS.

Coronavirus

One of a family of RNA-containing viruses known to cause severe respiratory illnesses. In March 2003, a previously unknown coronavirus was identified as the causative agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.
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coronavirus

a virus in the family Coronaviridae.

canine coronavirus
a cause of acute enteritis in dogs.
feline enteric coronavirus
a cause of mild enteritis in kittens. It is closely related to feline infectious peritonitis virus.
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His research interests are spike protein-mediated entry of bat-borne coronaviruses into cells and advancement of specific serologic tests for antibodies against coronaviruses.
Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with plus-stranded RNA genomes of 26-32 kb, the largest contiguous RNA genomes in nature (1,2).
Another region of the SARS genome shares a few similarities with the avian coronaviruses.
Coronaviruses are known to cause both respiratory and intestinal diseases in various animal species; therefore, ferret coronaviruses should be investigated in respiratory disease.
We have confirmed the circulation of HKU1 coronaviruses in children in Brazil in 1995.
Reverse transcription -PCR was used to detect avian coronaviruses as previously described (9).
The official said coronaviruses are well known and most of the patients recover completely with no complications after receiving therapy.
Diverse coronaviruses have been identified in bats from several continents but not from Africa.
By comparison, this antisense approach was approximately 10 times more effective than an antibiotic previously found effective against some coronaviruses.
The search for the animal reservoir of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) led to extensive surveys of coronaviruses in wild and domestic animal populations in China, resulting in the detection of a wide variety of novel bat coronaviruses (Bt-CoVs) (2-5).
Human coronaviruses are responsible for the common "cold," accounting for approximately 30% of mild upper respiratory tract illnesses, for which there is no cure.
Because the N protein has a region that is relatively conserved among all known coronaviruses (7), the antibodies against SARS-CoV N protein could have been induced by other CoVs.