American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of small viruses that contain DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and cause disease in many vertebrates, especially mammals such as dogs and cattle.
- n. any single-stranded DNA viruses, of the genus Parvovirus, being the smallest found in nature; they infect only mammals
- n. 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
- Latin parvus, small; + virus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But while there is a canine parvovirus, a human one known as parvovirus B19 also exists.”
“Campylobacteriosis, and viruses such as parvovirus, which is deadly to dogs.”
“Anyway, she said I tested negative for H1N1, but that I had something called parvovirus.”
“Eythema infectiosum is also known as parvovirus infection, slapped cheek disease, or fifth disease.”
“Once dogs were purchased, many of the new owners discovered the dogs had various ailments such as parvovirus and mange.”
“parvovirus" and their thoughts leap immediately to something Fido needed to be vaccinated for.”
“And why such poor preventive medical practices when the most easily avoidable animal disease, parvovirus, is so rampant in our shelters?”
“In other news, Adam and I did not fare quite as well with the parvovirus as Reed did.”
“Even though he ended up contracting parvovirus last week, he was in great spirits — our old happy-go-lucky ball of cuteness.”
“•The five breeds with the highest relative proportion of death from gastrointestinal causes including parvovirus and gastric dilation and volvulus syndrome — known as bloat were Great Dane, Gordon setter, Akita, Shar-pei and Weimeraner.”
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