any of a group of viruses closely related to the virus of poliomyelitis, causing certain diseases of humans, as herpangia and epidemic pleurodynia.
Also, Coxsackie virus.
Origin 1945–50; after Coxsackie, N.Y., where the first known case appeared
coxsackievirus or Coxsackie virus n. Any of various Enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of illnesses including herpangina, epidemic pleurodynia, and a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis.
(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.