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novel coronavirus

[ nov-uhl kuh-roh-nuh-vahy-ruhs ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. a coronavirus that has not previously been detected or reported: : nCoV

    the public health threat of novel coronaviruses such as COVID-19.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of novel coronavirus1

First recorded in 1985–90; applied to SARS ( def )
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Example Sentences

These letters inform people that due to the novel coronavirus, there will be a suspension of Social Security benefits because the offices are now closed.

Moreover, continued tourism to Acapulco has increased these communities’ exposure to the novel coronavirus, stretching underfunded coastal health services even thinner.

Although mass vaccination against the novel coronavirus is still months away for most of the country, states are expanding eligibility.

A spokeswoman for the center said that he had covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, but that the cause of death has not yet been determined.

For example, she's posted several memes joking about the novel coronavirus and its severity.

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