SARS

[ sahrz ]
/ sɑrz /
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noun Pathology.

an acute respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, coughing, breathing difficulty, and usually pneumonia.

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SARS

1
/ (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

SARS

2

abbreviation for

South African Revenue Service
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Word Origin and History for sars

SARS

n.

by 2003, acronym from severe acute respiratory syndrome.

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Medicine definitions for sars

SARS

abbr.

severe acute respiratory syndrome

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