SARS

SARS

[sahrz]
noun Pathology.
an acute respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, coughing, breathing difficulty, and usually pneumonia.
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SARS1 (sɑːz)
 
n acronym for
severe acute respiratory syndrome; a severe viral infection of the lungs characterized by high fever, a dry cough, and breathing difficulties. It is contagious, having an airborne mode of transmission

SARS2
 
abbreviation for
South African Revenue Service

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Main Entry:  SARS
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  severe acute respiratory syndrome, a severe and highly contagious type of pneumonia
Etymology:  2003
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SARS abbr.
severe acute respiratory syndrome

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