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addaword.gifdefinition of coronavirus

one of a family of viruses including the ones that cause the common cold and SARS
Two days ago, the World Health Organization confirmed the fifteenth case of infection with the novel coronavirus.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/03/2013 11:13:00
Definition of coronavirus from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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