respiratory syncytial virus


respiratory syncytial virus

noun

  1. a myxovirus causing infections of the nose and throat, esp in young children. It is thought to be involved in some cot deathsAbbreviation: RSV

n.

  1. An RNA-containing virus that causes minor respiratory infections in adults and bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in children.

  1. A virus of the family Paromyxoviridae and the genus Pneumovirus that causes severe childhood respiratory infections, especially bronchiolitis in infants.

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