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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

coronavirus

Any one of a group of RNA-containing viruses that can cause infections of the respiratory tract in mammals and birds.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Mentioned in: Common Cold, Pneumonia
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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