norovirus

[nawr-oh-vahy-ruh s]
noun, plural nor·o·vi·rus·es
  1. any of various single-stranded RNA viruses of the genus Norovirus, of the family Caliciviridae: the most common cause of epidemic viral gastroenteritis in humans.

Origin of norovirus

1970–75; < Nor(walk) virus (with connective -o-)
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Examples from the Web for norovirus

Contemporary Examples of norovirus

  • Furthermore, a person with norovirus has about 70 billion viral particles per gram of stool.

  • More than 150 passengers on a California cruise ship came down with norovirus, continuing a trend that happens every year.

  • Older victims of norovirus infection—the Queen will turn 87 next month—are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.

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    Queen Leaves Hospital

    Tom Sykes

    March 4, 2013

  • Older victims of norovirus infection – the Queen is 86 - are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.

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    How Sick Is The Queen?

    Tom Sykes

    March 4, 2013

  • The painful stomach condition is often caused by the norovirus flu bug which is currently sweeping the realm.

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    Queen Has Trots

    Tom Sykes

    March 2, 2013


British Dictionary definitions for norovirus

norovirus

noun
  1. a virus which is a common cause of gastroenteritis

Word Origin for norovirus

C20: from Norwalk, Ohio, site of an outbreak in 1968
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