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parvovirus

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noun par·vo·vi·rus \ˈpär-vō-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of parvovirus

  1. 1a capitalized :  a genus of single-stranded DNA viruses of the family Parvoviridae that includes the causative agents of panleukopenia in cats and fifth disease in humansb:  any virus of the family Parvoviridae and especially of the genus Parvovirus

  2. 2:  a highly contagious febrile disease of canines and especially dogs that is caused by a virus of the genus Parvovirus (species Canine parvovirus), is spread especially by contact with infected feces, and is marked by loss of appetite, lethargy, often bloody diarrhea and vomiting, and sometimes death—called also ,




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