Definition of parvovirus in English:


Line breaks: parvo|virus
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːvəʊˌvʌɪrəs


  • Any of a class of very small viruses chiefly affecting animals, especially one ( canine parvovirus) which causes contagious disease in dogs.
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    • Owing to narrow tissue or species specificity of parvoviruses, animal parvoviruses do not infect humans.
    • Puppies should be vaccinated against distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and rabies.
    • Effective vaccines exist for a number of animal parvoviruses.


1960s: from Latin parvus 'small' + virus.

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