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respiratory syncytial virus

noun
1.
a myxovirus causing infections of the nose and throat, esp in young children. It is thought to be involved in some cot deaths RSV
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respiratory syncytial virus in Medicine

respiratory syncytial virus n.
Abbr. Rs virus
An RNA-containing virus that causes minor respiratory infections in adults and bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in children.

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respiratory syncytial virus in Science
respiratory syncytial virus
  (rěs'pər-ə-tôr'ē)   
A virus of the family Paromyxoviridae and the genus Pneumovirus that causes severe childhood respiratory infections, especially bronchiolitis in infants.
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