[kuh-roh-nuh-vahy-ruh s] /kəˈroʊ nəˌvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural coronaviruses.
any of various RNA-containing spherical viruses of the family Coronaviridae, including several that cause acute respiratory illnesses.
a type of airborne virus accounting for 10-30% of all colds
coronavirus co·ro·na·vi·rus (kə-rō’nə-vī’rəs)
Any of various single-stranded, RNA-containing viruses that cause respiratory infection in humans and resemble a crown when viewed under an electron microscope because of their petal-shaped projections.
n. obsolete form of colonel.
[kawr-uh-ner, kor-] /ˈkɔr ə nər, ˈkɒr-/ noun 1. an officer, as of a county or municipality, whose chief function is to investigate by inquest, as before a jury, any death not clearly resulting from natural causes. /ˈkɒrənə/ noun 1. a public official responsible for the investigation of violent, sudden, or suspicious deaths and inquiries into […]
[kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor-] /ˈkɔr ə nɪt, -ˌnɛt, ˈkɒr-, ˌkɔr əˈnɛt, ˌkɒr-/ noun 1. a small crown. 2. a crown worn by nobles or peers. 3. a crownlike ornament for the head, as of gold or jewels. 4. an ornament, more or less pedimental in form, situated over a door or window. 5. the […]
[kawr-uh-ni-tid, -net-id, kor-, kawr-uh-net-id, kor-] /ˈkɔr ə nɪ tɪd, -ˌnɛt ɪd, ˈkɒr-, ˌkɔr əˈnɛt ɪd, ˌkɒr-/ adjective 1. wearing or entitled to wear a . 2. of noble birth. /ˌkɒrəˈnɛtɪd/ adjective 1. wearing a coronet 2. belonging to the peerage