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n. pl. par·vo·vi·rus·es
1. Any of a family of very small DNA viruses that cause various diseases in animals, including feline panleukopenia, canine parvovirus, and fifth disease in humans.
a. A highly contagious infectious disease of dogs, especially puppies, characterized by lethargy, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is spread through feces from infected animals.
b. The parvovirus that is the causative agent of this disease. In both subsenses also called canine parvovirus, parvo.

[Latin parvus, small; see pau- in Indo-European roots + virus.]
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(Pathology) any of a group of viruses characterized by their very small size, each of which is specific to a particular species, as for example canine parvovirus
[C20: New Latin from Latin parvus little + virus]
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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.parvovirus - 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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n. parvovirus, grupo de virus patógenos que originan enfermedades en animales aunque no en personas.
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n parvovirus m
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