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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

(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

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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