|respiratory syncytial virus|
|RSV a myxovirus causing infections of the nose and throat, esp in young children. It is thought to be involved in some cot deaths|
respiratory syncytial virus n.
Abbr. Rs virus
An RNA-containing virus that causes minor respiratory infections in adults and bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in children.
|respiratory syncytial virus (rěs'pər-ə-tôr'ē) Pronunciation Key
A virus of the family Paromyxoviridae and the genus Pneumovirus that causes severe childhood respiratory infections, especially bronchiolitis in infants.