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noun, Pathology.
an acute respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, coughing, breathing difficulty, and usually pneumonia.
noun acronym
severe acute respiratory syndrome; a severe viral infection of the lungs characterized by high fever, a dry cough, and breathing difficulties. It is contagious, having an airborne mode of transmission
South African Revenue Service

severe acute respiratory syndrome, a severe and highly contagious type of pneumonia
Word Origin


SARS abbr.
severe acute respiratory syndrome


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