(kor″ō-nă-vī′rŭs-ĕs )

[L. corona, crown, + virus, poison]
One of a group of viruses, morphologically similar, ether-sensitive, and containing RNA that are responsible for some common colds and severe adult respiratory syndrome (SARS). They are so named because their microscopic appearance is that of a virus particle surrounded by a crown.

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