coronavirus


co·ro·na·vi·rus

noun \kə-ˈrō-nə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of CORONAVIRUS

:  any of a family (Coronaviridae and especially genus Coronavirus) of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a lipid envelope studded with club-shaped projections, infect birds and many mammals including humans, and include the causative agent of SARS

Origin of CORONAVIRUS

New Latin, from corona + virus
First Known Use: 1968

co·ro·na·vi·rus

noun \kə-ˈrō-nə-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORONAVIRUS

1
capitalized : a genus of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Coronaviridae that includes the causative agents of blue comb, feline infectious peritonitis, and SARS
2
: any virus of the family Coronaviridae; especially : one of the genus Coronavirus

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