SARS-CoV-2

noun
\ ˈsärz-kō-ˈvē-ˈtü How to pronounce SARS-CoV-2 (audio) \

Definition of SARS-CoV-2

: the coronavirus (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 of the genus Betacoronavirus) that is the causative agent of COVID-19

First Known Use of SARS-CoV-2

2020, in the meaning defined above

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16 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“SARS-CoV-2.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/SARS-CoV-2. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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