Medical Definition of canine parvovirus
: parvovirus 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, 2 Sept. 1999; 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, 9 May 1991
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