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[kok-sak-ee-vahy-ruh s, koo k-sah-kee-] /kɒkˈsæk iˌvaɪ rəs, kʊkˈsɑ ki-/
noun, plural coxsackieviruses.
any of a group of viruses closely related to the virus of poliomyelitis, causing certain diseases of humans, as herpangia and epidemic pleurodynia.
Origin of coxsackievirus
1945-50; after Coxsackie, N.Y., where the first known case appeared Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for coxsackie virus

Coxsackie virus

any of various viruses that occur in the intestinal tract of man and cause diseases, some of which resemble poliomyelitis
Word Origin
C20: after Coxsackie, a town in New York state, where the virus was first found
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coxsackie virus in Medicine

coxsackievirus or Coxsackie virus
Any of various Enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of illnesses including herpangina, epidemic pleurodynia, and a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis.

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coxsackie virus in Science
coxsackievirus also Coxsackie virus
  (kk-sä'kē-vī'rəs, kŏk-sāk'ē-)   
Any of several species of enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of acute infections primarily affecting infants and young children, including meningitis, infections of the heart muscle and pericardium, and pleurisy.
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