Definition of SARS noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

SARS

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NAmE//sɑrz//
 
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the abbreviation forsevere acute respiratory syndrome(an illness that is easily spread from person to person, that affects the lungs, and can sometimes cause death) No new SARS cases have been reported in the region.
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