Definition of Coxsackie virus in English:

Coxsackie virus

Syllabification: Cox·sack·ie vi·rus
Pronunciation: /käkˈsakē, ko͝ok-
(also coxsackie virus or coxsackievirus)


  • Any of a group of enteroviruses that cause various respiratory, neurological, and muscular diseases in humans.
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    • The virus implicated is thought to be a Coxsackie virus, which belongs to the family of enteroviruses.
    • Other virus infections have also been implicated such as the Coxsackie virus, the Epstein-Barr virus, and others.
    • In 1995 I was diagnosed with a Coxsackie virus which had apparently settled into my heart.


1940s: named after Coxsackie, New York, where the first cases were diagnosed.

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