coxsackievirus

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. coxodynia,
  2. coxofemoral,
  3. coxotuberculosis,
  4. coxsackie encephalitis,
  5. coxsackie virus,
  6. coxswain,
  7. coxwell chair,
  8. coy,
  9. coy.,
  10. coydog

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

Coxsackie virus

/ (kʊkˈsɑːkɪ) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for coxsackie virus

coxsackievirus

n.

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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Science definitions for coxsackie virus

coxsackievirus

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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