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long COVID

or long Co·vid

[ lawng-koh vid, long ]
/ ˈlɔŋ ˈkoʊ vɪd, ˈlɒŋ /
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noun Pathology.

a condition characterized by symptoms or health problems that linger or first appear after supposed recovery from an acute phase of COVID-19 infection: Symptoms of long COVID can vary widely and include cough, low-grade fever, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches, and gastrointestinal upset.

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Also called long-haul CO·VID [lawng-hawl-koh vid, long-], /ˈlɔŋˈhɔl ˈkoʊ vɪd, ˈlɒŋ-/, post-CO·VID syn·drome [pohst-koh vid sin drohm, -druhm], /ˈpoʊstˈkoʊ vɪd ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm/, post-a·cute CO·VID-19 syn·drome [pohst-uh-kyoot-koh vid nahyn-teen sin drohm, -druhm] /ˈpoʊst əˈkyut ˈkoʊ vɪd naɪnˌtin ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm/ .

Origin of long COVID

First recorded in 2020
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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