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coxsackievirus

[ kok-sak-ee-vahy-ruhs, kook-sah-kee- ]
/ k蓲k藞s忙k i藢va瑟 r蓹s, k蕣k藞s蓱 ki- /
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noun, plural cox路sack路ie路vi路rus路es.
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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Origin of coxsackievirus

First recorded in 1945鈥50; after Coxsackie, N.Y., where the first known case appeared

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British Dictionary definitions for coxsackievirus

Coxsackie virus
/ (k蕣k藞s蓱藧k瑟) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for coxsackievirus

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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