any of a group of enteroviruses that cause several diseases, as viral meningitis
also written Coxsackie virus
Origin of coxsackievirusso named because first found in a patient from Coxsackie, N.Y.
also Cox·sack·ie virus
Any of a group of enteroviruses that are associated with a variety of diseases, including meningitis, myocarditis, and pericarditis, and primarily affect children during the summer months.
Origin of coxsackievirusAfter Coxsackie , a village of east-central New York