Coxsackie virus(redirected from Coxsackie viruses)
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cox·sack·ie·vi·rusalso Cox·sack·ie virus (ko͝ok-sä′kē-vī′rəs, kŏk-săk′ē-)
Any of a group of enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of diseases, including meningitis, myocarditis, and pericarditis, and primarily affect children during the summer months.
[After Coxsackie, a village of east-central New York.]
(Microbiology) any of various viruses that occur in the intestinal tract of man and cause diseases, some of which resemble poliomyelitis
[C20: after Coxsackie, a town in New York state, where the virus was first found]