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norovirus

noun nor·o·virus \ˈnr-ə-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of NOROVIRUS

:  any of a genus (Norovirus of the family Caliciviridae) of small round single-stranded RNA viruses; specifically :  norwalk virus

Origin of NOROVIRUS

New Latin, from English Norwalk virus + New Latin -o- + virus
First Known Use: 2002

norovirus

noun nor·o·virus \ˌnr-ō-ˈvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOROVIRUS

1
capitalized :  a genus of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Caliciviridae that contains the Norwalk virus
2
:  any virus of the genus Norovirus; specifically :  norwalk virus

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