vesicular stomatitis

noun

: an acute viral disease especially of various domesticated animals (such as horses and cows) that resembles foot-and-mouth disease, is marked by erosive blisters in and about the mouth, and is caused by any of three rhabdoviruses (species Vesicular stomatitis Alagoas virus, Vesicular stomatitis Indiana virus, and Vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus of the genus Vesiculovirus) which sometimes infect humans producing flu-like symptoms

Examples of vesicular stomatitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The original, unadulterated viral protein causes vesicular stomatitis, a disease rarely found in humans. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 But one of them — VSV-ZEBOV, in which the Ebola protein is spliced inside of a live vesicular stomatitis virus normally found in cattle — proved 100 percent effective in a preliminary test of more than 4,000 people in Guinea this past summer. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2015 Merck’s vaccine consists of the gene for the surface protein of the Sudan ebolavirus stitched into vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a livestock pathogen that rarely causes harm in humans. Byjon Cohen, science.org, 23 Oct. 2022 The second shot used another virus, called vesicular stomatitis virus. New York Times, 30 Mar. 2021 Their vaccine uses a virus called a vesicular stomatitis virus, engineered to be harmless, to express spike proteins. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2020 Rose and colleagues in his lab genetically modified a vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) that infects livestock but that doesn’t cause illness in people. Helen Branswell, Scientific American, 12 Nov. 2019 The first case of vesicular stomatitis in Colorado this year was reported July 3 in Weld County. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, 26 July 2019 The state livestock board says vesicular stomatitis cases have been confirmed in Valencia, Sandoval, Los Alamos and Santa Fe counties. USA TODAY, 17 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vesicular stomatitis was circa 1903

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“Vesicular stomatitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vesicular%20stomatitis. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

vesicular stomatitis

noun
: an acute virus disease especially of various domesticated animals (as horses and cows) that resembles foot-and-mouth disease, that is marked by erosive blisters in and about the mouth, and that is caused by any of three single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Rhabdoviridae (genus Vesiculovirus) which sometimes infect humans producing symptoms resembling influenza

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