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n. pl. par·vos
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(Veterinary Science) informal an abbreviation of parvovirus
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(ˈpɑr voʊˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
1. a contagious, often fatal viral disease of dogs, characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, and a high fever.
2. any of several small, DNA-containing viruses of the family Parvoviridae, esp. the virus causing parvovirus disease in dogs and distemper in cats.
[1960–65; < Latin parv(us) small + -o- + virus]
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Noun1.parvo - any of a group of viruses containing DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and causing disease in dogs and cattle; not known to be associated with any human disease
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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References in classic literature ?
He was like one of those unreasoning but still highly useful, multum in parvo, Sheffield contrivances, assuming the exterior -- though a little swelled --of a common pocket knife; but containing, not only blades of various sizes, but also screw-drivers, cork-screws, tweezers, awls, pens, rulers, nail-filers, counter-sinkers.
Rutland's motto, Multum in Parvo, much in little, describes this independent county admirably.
Naturally, this engenders a multum in parvo view of the extant material.
Still usually associated with the later nineteenth century, this was already available from slop stores, frock shops like that run by Hogarth's sisters and all-purpose outfitting emporia like Allin's Multum in Parvo Warehouse in Birmingham well before the end of the eighteenth.
Take for instance, the pug, referred to as multum in parvo, meaning 'a lot of dog in a small space.' This charismatic small dog has the makings of a 'perfect' pet, since it doesn't require long walks in the park, generally likes to be around people, and wants to stick close to its owners.
Parvo in Utah: A veterinarian in Utah reports seeing unusual parvovirus in puppies.
BIRTHDAYS Dean Gallagher 49 rider of Couldnt Be Better & Hors La Loi; Maurice Barnes 67 Cumbria trainer; Grant Pritchard-Gordon 67 managing director of Badgers Bloodstock; Peter Burrell 55 Frankie Dettori's business manager; Dave Cotey 70 trainer of Lady Shari & Mine That Bird; Corey Fraser 41 champion apprentice in Canada 2004; Elsie Mitchell 68 breeder of Rooster Booster; Alan Parker 68 owner of Yahoo & Multum In Parvo; Peter Vegso 74 owner-breeder of Go Between & Unrivaled Belle; Chris Scott 72 joint-owner of Piccolo & Indian Maiden; Heather Slade 73 joint-owner of Unfurled; Tony Crean 81 co-owner of Brave Inca; Sarah Dawson 42 Co.
Four days after taking the tiny dog home, Phoebe died in her arms after hours in agony suffering from deadly parvo.
She added: "It was touch and go for both these puppies who would have likely contracted parvo before their owners even bought them.
"It is a poor prognosis for puppies who get parvo as their chances of survival are only around 50-50."
THOUSANDS of dog owners say it's 'too expensive' to vaccinate their pets against deadly diseases like the 'puppy killer' parvo.
He isolated canine parvo virus from diarrhoeic dogs, first time in India and received Dr.