Definition of SARS noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

SARS

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//sɑːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːrz//
 
[uncountable] Ailments and diseases
 
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the abbreviation for severe acute respiratory syndrome (an illness that is easily spread from person to person, which affects the lungs and can sometimes cause death) No new SARS cases have been reported in the region. See related entries: Ailments and diseases
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: SARS