coxsackievirus

coxsackievirus

[kok-sak-ee-vahy-ruhs, kook-sah-kee-]
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.
Also, Coxsackie virus.


Origin:
1945–50; after Coxsackie, N.Y., where the first known case appeared

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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.

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coxsackievirus also Coxsackie virus   (kk-sä'kē-vī'rəs, kŏk-sāk'ē-)  Pronunciation Key 
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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