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SARS

[sahrz]
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noun Pathology.
  1. an acute respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, coughing, breathing difficulty, and usually pneumonia.
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  • But a word on the investigations of Sars may not be superfluous.

    Seaside Studies in Natural History

    Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz

  • Yes, sars, that is cordite—dynamite, whatever you like to call him.

  • Marlborough and Eugene had decided that they would begin by pressing, as hard as might be, the assault upon the forest of Sars.

    Malplaquet

    Hilaire Belloc

  • The infantry were withdrawn from the wood of Lanière, which they still held, and from their positions behind the forest of Sars.

    Malplaquet

    Hilaire Belloc

  • Marlborough, trusting that the forest of Sars would soon be finally cleared, determined upon a change of plan.

    Malplaquet

    Hilaire Belloc


British Dictionary definitions for sars

SARS1

n acronym for
  1. severe acute respiratory syndrome; a severe viral infection of the lungs characterized by high fever, a dry cough, and breathing difficulties. It is contagious, having an airborne mode of transmission

SARS2

abbreviation for
  1. South African Revenue Service
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Word Origin and History for sars

SARS

n.

by 2003, acronym from severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sars in Medicine

SARS

abbr.
  1. severe acute respiratory syndrome
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