medical Definition of canine parvovirus
- 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
- 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