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norovirus

[nawr-oh-vahy-ruh s] /ˈnɔr oʊˌvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural noroviruses
1.
any of various single-stranded RNA viruses of the genus Norovirus, of the family Caliciviridae: the most common cause of epidemic viral gastroenteritis in humans.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; < Nor(walk) virus (with connective -o-)
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British Dictionary definitions for norovirus

norovirus

/ˈnɔːrəʊˌvaɪrəs/
noun
1.
a virus which is a common cause of gastroenteritis
Word Origin
C20: from Norwalk, Ohio, site of an outbreak in 1968
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