[ sahrz ]


, Pathology.
  1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: an acute respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, coughing, breathing difficulty, and usually pneumonia.



/ sɑːz /

acronym for

  1. severe acute respiratory syndrome; a severe viral infection of the lungs characterized by high fever, a dry cough, and breathing difficulties. It is contagious, having an airborne mode of transmission



abbreviation for

  1. South African Revenue Service

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Word History and Origins

Origin of SARS1

First recorded in 2005–10

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Example Sentences

SARS, on the other hand, had a wider global reach than Ebola.

In sum, SARS spread to many more countries than Ebola has so far.

That said, SARS is much more communicable than Ebola, meaning it is easier to catch.

Also, there already are more Ebola cases worldwide—9,216 documented cases of Ebola compared to 8,096 documented SARS cases.

If you're in West Africa, it's a nightmare and very serious, and far more deadly already than SARS was.

They have the valves broad at both ends, and were placed by Sars in a separate tribe, called Platycopa.

Recently Sars has added a Norwegian species, N. typhlops, not blind but weak-eyed.

According to Professor Sars, the genus Mysis as a whole may be regarded as arctic in character.

At Le Sars bits of walls and smashed beams lay embedded in the mud.

Along the centre of our line from Gueudecourt to the west of Le Sars similar considerations applied.


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