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A severe, contagious respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by high fever, malaise, dry cough, and pneumonia.
[s(evere) a(cute) r(espiratory) s(yndrome).]
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(Pathology) 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
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|Noun||1.||SARS - a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal|
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SARSabbr severe acute respiratory syndrome. V. syndrome.
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