canine parvovirus

noun

Medical Definition of canine parvovirus

: parvovirus sense 2 A pup from their litter died on Aug. 24, and a necropsy found that it died of canine parvovirus, a contagious disease that is often fatal to domestic and wild canines.The Albuquerque Tribune also : the virus causing this disease Although the protein coat (capsid) of canine parvovirus includes a core structural motif that has frequently been observed in RNA viruses, the arrangement of the motif differs considerably from anything known previously. — David J. Filman and James M. Hogle, Nature

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“Canine parvovirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/canine%20parvovirus. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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