[kok-sak-ee-vahy-ruh s, koo k-sah-kee-]
- any of a group of viruses closely related to the virus of poliomyelitis, causing certain diseases of humans, as herpangia and epidemic pleurodynia.
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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- any of various viruses that occur in the intestinal tract of man and cause diseases, some of which resemble poliomyelitis
C20: after Coxsackie, a town in New York state, where the virus was first found
- 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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- 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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