[[t]ˈnɔr oʊˌvaɪ rəs[/t]] n. pl. -rus•es
(often cap.) any of several RNA-containing viruses of the family Caliciviridae that cause acute gastroenteritis in humans and are transmitted primarily through fecal contamination
Etymology: [2000-2005; Nor(walk)+ -o- + virus, after Norwalk, Ohio, site of a norovirus-caused outbreak of gastroenteritis]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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