[ koh-vid-nahyn-teen ]
/ ˈkoʊ vɪd naɪnˌtin /
coronavirus disease 2019: a potentially severe respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus and characterized by fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
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Also called COVID.
Origin of COVID-19
Short for co(rona)vi(rus) d(isease) (20)19, the year in which the outbreak of the disease was first identified; so named by the World Health Organization in 2020
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