common cold virus


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com·mon cold vi·rus

any of the numerous strains of virus etiologically associated with the common cold, chiefly the rhinoviruses, but also strains of adenovirus, coxsackievirus, echovirus, and parainfluenza virus.
Synonym(s): cold virus
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