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SARS

[ sahrz ]
/ sɑrz /
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noun Pathology.

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

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Origin of SARS

First recorded in 2005–10
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British Dictionary definitions for SARS (1 of 2)

SARS1
/ (sɑːz) /

n acronym for

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

British Dictionary definitions for SARS (2 of 2)

SARS2

abbreviation for

South African Revenue Service
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Medical definitions for SARS

SARS

abbr.

severe acute respiratory syndrome
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