respiratory syncytial virus


noun
  1. a myxovirus causing infections of the nose and throat, esp in young children. It is thought to be involved in some cot deaths: Abbreviation: RSV

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Scientific definitions for respiratory syncytial virus

respiratory syncytial virus

[ rĕspər-ə-tôr′ē ]


  1. A virus of the family Paromyxoviridae and the genus Pneumovirus that causes severe childhood respiratory infections, especially bronchiolitis in infants.

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