west nile virus

west Nile vi·rus
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [west nahyl vahy-ruh s]
    • /wɛst naɪl ˈvaɪ rəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [west nahyl vahy-ruh s]
    • /wɛst naɪl ˈvaɪ rəs/

Definitions of west nile virus words

  • noun west nile virus an illness caused by a chiefly mosquito-borne virus of the genus Flavivirus, characterized in a small percentage of infected persons by fever, headache, muscle weakness, and sometimes encephalitis or meningitis. 1
  • noun west nile virus the virus that causes this illness. 1
  • noun west nile virus infection transmitted by mosquitoes 1
  • noun west nile virus a virus transmitted from infected birds by the common culex mosquito and causing a form of encephalitis (West Nile encephalitis or fever) that is characterized by fever, headache, drowsiness, nausea, and a rash 0
  • noun west nile virus A particular flavivirus, dangerous to humans. 0

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A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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