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Norwalk virus

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noun Nor·walk virus \ˈnȯr-ˌwȯk-\

Definition of Norwalk virus

  1. :  a highly infectious norovirus (species Norwalk virus) that causes acute gastroenteritis in humans



Origin of norwalk virus

Norwalk, Ohio, site of an outbreak of the virus in 1968


First Known Use: 1983


Medical Dictionary

Norwalk virus

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noun Nor·walk virus \ˈnȯ(ə)r-ˌwȯk-\

Medical Definition of Norwalk virus

  1. :  a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Norovirus (species Norwalk virus) that was first discovered in Norwalk, Ohio, and causes an infectious human gastroenteritis—called also Norwalk agent




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