: the coronavirus (species Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus of the genus Betacoronavirus) that is the causative agent of MERS

Word History

First Known Use

2013, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of MERS-CoV was in 2013

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“MERS-CoV.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/MERS-CoV. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

MERS-CoV

noun
: the coronavirus (species Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus of the genus Betacoronavirus) that is the causative agent of MERS
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