norovirus

[ nawr-oh-vahy-ruhs ]
/ ˈnɔr oʊˌvaɪ rəs /

noun, plural nor·o·vi·rus·es

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.

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Origin of norovirus

1970–75; <Nor(walk) virus (with connective -o-)
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British Dictionary definitions for norovirus

norovirus
/ (ˈnɔːrəʊˌvaɪrəs) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for norovirus

norovirus
[ nôrō-vī′rəs ]

n.

A single-stranded RNA virus in the genus Norovirus of the family Caliciviridae, formerly called Norwalk virus, that causes acute gastroenteritis.
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