SARS

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noun \ˈsärz\

Definition of SARS

  1. :  a severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus (species Severe acute respiratory syndrome virus of the genus Betacoronavirus), is transmitted especially by contact with infectious material (such as respiratory droplets or body fluids), and is characterized by fever, headache, body aches, a dry cough, hypoxia, and usually pneumonia —called also severe acute respiratory syndrome

Origin and Etymology of sars

severe acute respiratory syndrome


SARS Defined for English Language Learners

SARS

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Definition of SARS for English Language Learners

  • : a serious disease that is caused by a virus and that affects your ability to breathe


Medical Dictionary

SARS

noun \ˈsärz\

Medical Definition of SARS

  1. :  a severe respiratory illness that is transmitted especially by contact with infectious material (as respiratory droplets or body fluids), is caused by a coronavirus (species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus of the genus Betacoronavirus), and is characterized by fever, headache, body aches, a dry cough, hypoxia, and usually pneumonia—called also severe acute respiratory syndrome


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