parvovirus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pär'vō-vī"rus), [key]
— pl. -vi•rus•es.
- a highly contagious, often fatal viral disease of dogs, characterized by vomiting, severe diarrhea, and depression and accompanied by high fever and loss of appetite.
- any of several small DNA-containing viruses belonging to the genus Parvovirus, of the family Parvoviridae, esp. the virus that causes the disease parvovirus in dogs or distemper in cats.
- parvovirus (Thesaurus)