respiratory syncytial virus


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respiratory syncytial virus

n. Abbr. RSV
An RNA virus that causes minor respiratory infections in adults and bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in children.
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respiratory syncytial virus

n
(Pathology) a myxovirus causing infections of the nose and throat, esp in young children. It is thought to be involved in some cot deaths. Abbreviation: RSV
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Noun1.respiratory syncytial virus - a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)
paramyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles
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