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Coxsackie virus

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noun Cox·sack·ie virus \(ˌ)käk-ˈsa-kē-\

Definition of Coxsackie virus

  1. :  any of numerous serotypes of three enteroviruses (species Human enterovirus A, Human enterovirus B,and Human enterovirus C) that are associated with or cause human disease (as hand, foot and mouth disease and some forms of meningitis)



Origin and Etymology of coxsackie virus

Coxsackie, New York


First Known Use: 1949


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