[ kok-sak-ee-vahy-ruh s, koo k-sah-kee- ]
/ kɒkˈsæk iˌvaɪ rəs, kʊkˈsɑ ki- /
noun, plural cox·sack·ie·vi·rus·es.
any of a group of viruses closely related to the virus of poliomyelitis, causing certain diseases of humans, as herpangia and epidemic pleurodynia.
Words nearby coxsackievirus
Also Cox·sack·ie vi·rus.
Origin of coxsackievirus
First recorded in 1945–50; after Coxsackie, N.Y., where the first known case appeared
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British Dictionary definitions for coxsackie virus
/ (kʊkˈsɑːkɪ) /
any of various viruses that occur in the intestinal tract of man and cause diseases, some of which resemble poliomyelitis
Word Origin for Coxsackie virus
C20: after Coxsackie, a town in New York state, where the virus was first found
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Medical definitions for coxsackie virus
Any of various Enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of illnesses including herpangina, epidemic pleurodynia, and a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis.
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Scientific definitions for coxsackie virus
Any of several species of enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of acute infections primarily affecting infants and young children, including meningitis, infections of the heart muscle and pericardium, and pleurisy.
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