SARS-CoV

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A SARS-CoV virion

Etymology[edit]

From SARS +‎ CoV. From English severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Coronavirus (CoV). From New Latin coronavirus, from Latin corona and Latin virus. From Ancient Greek κορώνη (korṓnē).

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SARS-CoV

  1. Synonym of SARSr-CoV; severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus; the virus that causes SARS and COVID-19
  2. Synonym of SARS-CoV-1; severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 1 ; the virus strain that causes SARS.

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SARS-CoV virus particles

Noun[edit]

SARS-CoV (plural SARS-CoVs)

  1. (countable) Abbreviation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
  2. (uncountable) Abbreviation of Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (species of SARS-associated coronavirus).

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  • CoV (Coronavirus)

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  • Alexander E. Gorbalenya, et al. (2020 Feb. 11), “Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus: The species and its viruses—a statement of the Coronavirus Study Group”, in https://www.biorxiv.org/[1]:
    Based on phylogeny, taxonomy and established practice, the CSG formally recognizes this virus [2019-nCoV] as a sister to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses (SARS-CoVs) of the species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus and designates it as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).