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[kok-sak-ee-vahy-ruh s, koo k-sah-kee-] /kɒkˈsæk iˌvaɪ rəs, kʊkˈsɑ ki-/

noun, plural coxsackieviruses.
any of a group of viruses closely related to the virus of poliomyelitis, causing certain diseases of humans, as herpangia and epidemic pleurodynia.

coxsackievirus or Coxsackie virus
Any of various Enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of illnesses including herpangina, epidemic pleurodynia, and a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis.
coxsackievirus also Coxsackie virus
(kk-sä’kē-vī’rəs, kŏk-sāk’ē-)
Any of several species of enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of acute infections primarily affecting infants and young children, including meningitis, infections of the heart muscle and pericardium, and pleurisy.


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