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coxsackievirus

[kok-sak-ee-vahy-ruh s, koo k-sah-kee-]
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noun, plural cox·sack·ie·vi·rus·es.
  1. any of a group of viruses closely related to the virus of poliomyelitis, causing certain diseases of humans, as herpangia and epidemic pleurodynia.
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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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coxsackievirus in Medicine

coxsackievirus

n.
  1. 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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coxsackievirus in Science

coxsackievirus

  1. 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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