The Most Important Facts You Need to Know About the Deadly Coronavirus

Where does the word coronavirus come from?

3. Where does the word coronavirus come from?

The word ‘coronavirus’ stems from the Latin word ‘corona,’ meaning crown or halo, and virus referring to an infective agent that multiplies inside living cells of a host.

Under an electron microscope, the crown-like appearance of the coronavirus not only looks like a virus carrying a crown. However, it also resembles a solar corona during a solar eclipse.

Advertisement - Scroll To Continue

Loading...