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also 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.]


or Cox•sack•ie vi•rus

(kɒkˈsæk iˌvaɪ rəs, kʊkˈsɑ ki-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of a group of enteroviruses that may infect the intestinal tract, esp. in the summer months.
[1945–50; after Coxsackie, N.Y., where the first known case appeared]
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Noun1.coxsackievirus - enterovirus causing a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis
enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
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